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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Booni View Post
    Thanks Knotty. As a new to hammocking guy, I've made 2 hammocks using your method. They've been great! I appreciate all the DIY stuff this forum puts forth.
    +100 to that one! Ron is so incredibly helpful. I made another hammock last month (1.9 oz. ripstop) and used it last week at session #1 BSA camp (Chawanakee). It worked just fine with no unexpected plops or drops. I used a thin cord similar to trip teeze as a structural ridgeline using the make a stopper knot on both sides then gather & whip between the knots method. I also installed a couple of Knotty leg tensioners using a grommet instead of stitching a button hole. They function, but I am still getting the hang of adjusting them. Overall weight for the hammock, suspension and stuff sack is 12 oz. Instead of taking a bunch of photos I decided to work on my napping merit badge.

    Knotty, I was curious if it's reasonable to stitch a pleat along the edge where the tensioners go as a means of trimming an ounce or two and having the tension preset. Naturally, the adjustability goes out the window but maybe a preset tension works?
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    A pleat could work but put it only on one side because you'd risk tearing the stitching as you entered/exited the hammock on that side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    A pleat could work but put it only on one side because you'd risk tearing the stitching as you entered/exited the hammock on that side.
    Thanks Ron. I appreciate the tip, which probably saved me at least one embarrasing moment. Good luck on the new job too.
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    what is the best way to attach a ridge line to this whipping ? and what would be the best material to do this with?

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    Amsteel Whoopie Sling

    OR, you could do something like Professor Hammok (Grizz) does

    Last edited by MrClean417; 07-02-2012 at 21:00.
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    o.k. i have one of the crinkel taffata teblecloth's at 90 x 156. so if i use this method to tie the ends, how long do i make my ridgeline? 83% of 156? or 83% of 150? thats gonna be 130 or 124? also can i use 1 inch web strapping for the suspension?
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    Since the ridgeline only "knows" the finished length of the hammock, use 83% of 150". You could even argue that it should be slightly less, since there's some loss of hammock length to the gathered knobs on the ends.

    Web suspension is fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Since the ridgeline only "knows" the finished length of the hammock, use 83% of 150". You could even argue that it should be slightly less, since there's some loss of hammock length to the gathered knobs on the ends.

    Web suspension is fine.
    thanks knotty, i need all the help i can get. cuz i havent spent 5 mins in a hammock yet.thats why i have questions all over this sight.
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    No problem. Just be aware that a 150x90 inch hammock is HUGE.

    Great for lounging around but not what you'd want to use for camping. Just think of how big your tarp would need to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    No problem. Just be aware that a 150x90 inch hammock is HUGE.

    Great for lounging around but not what you'd want to use for camping. Just think of how big your tarp would need to be.
    im starting to find this out,just got the fabric to do a diy bug net for it and omg thats a lot of sewing by hand. gonna take me a while to do all that. im thinking about just buying a tarp, maybe a kelty, or a chnook, or a guide gear, or somthing . dont know yet
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