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    Ya did good Knotty!
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    Thanks olddog.
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    Thank you sir!

    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Lots of good info spread throughout the many pages of this thread. That said, the original post pretty much provides everything you need to make your first hammock.

    I was caught in analysis paralysis for a long time, which is why I started this thread. Trying to share that it can be very simple.

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    Just ripped out GvilleDave's second gather and sewed in the third style. Initial impression is that I like the third. Going to play with it a little more. Then try Aardvark's double convex. **** fall is right around the corner, new tarp needs sil treatment, need Pip's TED bug net made and here i am playing with my hammock. Here it is time to hit the hammock.
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    Just A Question On Fabrics

    Quote Originally Posted by sclittlefield View Post
    1.9oz. It's 70 denier. Their "Sport ripstop" is type 6.6 nylon (better than type 6). Always use the 40-50% coupon when buying from them.
    HI KNOTTY WELL TO THE POST ABOVE I LIKE THERE SITE AND ASKED A GOOD FRIEND TO GO TO THE THAT KNOWS FABRICS AND I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU? IS 30D SILNYLON A GOOD FOR MAKEING THIS HAMMOCK? OR LIKE I READ THE INTIRE POSTING ANY OLD STRONG FABRIC, IF SO SHE WHATS TO SEE IF COULD MAKE ONE WITH YOUR IDEA? I KNOW ITS PRICEY BUT IF IM NOT PAYING FOR IT (WTH) RIGHT! SHE'S WANTED TO MAKE A HAMMOCK FOR ME AND SOMEONE ELSE AND I ASKED IF SHE MIGHT COULD MAKE A TARP OUT OF THIS FABRIC WITH SOME HELP.

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    Great instructions. I am going to take the plunge and make a hammock. (currently using an ENO doublenest, with a patched hole in it).


    I am 6'-2" and currently weigh 250lbs but recently been as high as 275lbs.
    I would like to make a fairly lightweight hammock with no frills such as insulation pockets, gear pockets, etc... (at least for now anyway)

    I would like to hang my new hammock with a structural ridgeline, any special design considerations I need to take into account?

    What material do you recommend for the hammock body?
    What material do you recommend for structural ridge line?


    As a newbie (to both hammocking and DIY hammock making) any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Sam

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    Quote Originally Posted by monk View Post
    HI KNOTTY WELL TO THE POST ABOVE I LIKE THERE SITE AND ASKED A GOOD FRIEND TO GO TO THE THAT KNOWS FABRICS AND I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU? IS 30D SILNYLON A GOOD FOR MAKEING THIS HAMMOCK? OR LIKE I READ THE INTIRE POSTING ANY OLD STRONG FABRIC, IF SO SHE WHATS TO SEE IF COULD MAKE ONE WITH YOUR IDEA? I KNOW ITS PRICEY BUT IF IM NOT PAYING FOR IT (WTH) RIGHT! SHE'S WANTED TO MAKE A HAMMOCK FOR ME AND SOMEONE ELSE AND I ASKED IF SHE MIGHT COULD MAKE A TARP OUT OF THIS FABRIC WITH SOME HELP.
    Monk - I'd avoid sil because it doesn't breath. Too much potential for ending up in a sweat filled hammock. 1.1oz ripstop (30D?) will hold my weight, 185lbs, but it makes me nervous so I don't use my 1.1 hammock anymore. My preference is 1.9oz (70D?),

    Quote Originally Posted by samsteeley View Post
    Great instructions. I am going to take the plunge and make a hammock. (currently using an ENO doublenest, with a patched hole in it).


    I am 6'-2" and currently weigh 250lbs but recently been as high as 275lbs.
    I would like to make a fairly lightweight hammock with no frills such as insulation pockets, gear pockets, etc... (at least for now anyway)

    I would like to hang my new hammock with a structural ridgeline, any special design considerations I need to take into account?

    What material do you recommend for the hammock body?
    What material do you recommend for structural ridge line?


    As a newbie (to both hammocking and DIY hammock making) any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Sam
    Sam - I'm not totally sure but believe 1.9oz ripstop should work for your weight. The structural ridgeline can be made from 7/64" Amsteel Blue or even 550 paracord but the paracord will have some stretch, but that's not overly critical in an SRL. No special considerations are needed to include an SRL in terms of how you sew and gather the hammock ends if you follow the instructions at the beginning of this thread.

    Good luck to both of you.
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    Question:

    If I wanted to modify this into a more asymmetrical design like pictured below, do you feel it would still work well and be safe? There is a lot of fabric on the sides when I lay diagonal. I would like to be able to see what is being blocked by the "wall" of fabric.
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    My thinking is you can cut the material with the offsets shown but ultimately the two suspended ends of the hammock will still align with each other, possibly introducing some localized loads in the material. Best way to test the idea is to make one and test it in a safe way.
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    I made a small one (pictured below) with the same dimensions (scaled down of course). It does not seem to have any issues with weight dispersal. I may give it a try on my DIY gathered end.

    You can see there are some lead shot filled weights from scuba diving in there (10lbs).
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