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    Instruction: Gathered End Hammock

    Nothing new here but thought some might find it useful to see step by step pictures on how to make a gathered end hammock. Use 3-4 yards of material, depending on how tall you are. I'm 6'2" and started with 11'6" of 1.9oz ripstop from Speer.

    The whipping method comes from the Warbonnet hammocks and I learned it from others on the forum. I've changed the ridgeline a bit. On a Warbonnet it runs thru the whipped hammock ends. I wanted the ridgeline to be removable so I could play with different lengths. Mine is just a line of 2.2mm Zing-It (or is it Lash-It?) with eye splices at each end thru which the suspension gets run. Suspension is 7/64" Amsteel Blue.

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    Last edited by Knotty; 03-08-2010 at 08:37. Reason: Updated with info from justjeff
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    Thanks, Ron...what are the diminsions on your creation?
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    The WBBB ridgeline has a loop tied into each end. The whole loop goes thru the whipping, then the support goes thru the RL's loop before it attaches to the hammock. So the RL will break before it pulls out of the whipping...and that's not likely.

    Good idea to post an instructional vid on this for newbies!
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    Dave - Finished size is 134 x 58". Ridgeline is 108".

    Jeff - I'll edit my original post to reflect what you said.
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    Your whopie sling suspension is attached to the hammock through the fixed end. I did the same thing on the hammock I made this weekend, but I have the hammock above the amsteel and you have the amsteel coming off above the hammock. Do you think this makes any difference or is it personal preference?

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    Good question patermagnus. I did it this way because of how the ridgeline is attached. Don't know if it makes any difference.
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    Great video Knotty. Wish I would have had that on my first DIY hammock build. I accomplished the same thing but having all that in one area would have made it easier. Thanks!

    stumo

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    I've got my whoopee's fixed end going through the channel twice and then through the whole thing through the eye. Pretty much did that because that's how the ENO's line was fixed on it originally. So I don't have the extra wrapping through the channel and the whoopee lashed around the resulting knot. Seems to work well ... you see any potential problems with the way I've got mine rigged up?

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    Good work Knotty.

    I'm going to stick this thread, for reference by newcomers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stumo View Post
    Great video Knotty. Wish I would have had that on my first DIY hammock build. I accomplished the same thing but having all that in one area would have made it easier. Thanks!

    stumo
    Everyone always talked about how easy and cheap it is to make a hammock but as a newbie I just couldn't visualize the whole thing. That's why I documented this one. I probably should add some links to the whoopie sling videos to make it even easier on newbies.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    I've got my whoopee's fixed end going through the channel twice and then through the whole thing through the eye. Pretty much did that because that's how the ENO's line was fixed on it originally. So I don't have the extra wrapping through the channel and the whoopee lashed around the resulting knot. Seems to work well ... you see any potential problems with the way I've got mine rigged up?
    That's like the standard end channel whipping method. I think the Warbonnet method is more secure as it doesn't depend on the strength of any stitching and more evenly distributes the load on the ripstop.

    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    Good work Knotty.

    I'm going to stick this thread, for reference by newcomers.
    Thanks AS.
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