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    Putting a ridgeline on a Tom Claytor Hammock

    I have been looking at various tom claytor hammocks such as the mosquito and jungle hammock. It has all of the features like bugnet and double layer, except for a ridgeline. I have also been reading about the options of a ridgeline. Since the bug net on these hammocks juts out, how could I rig a ridgeline?

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    I put a non-structural line in mine out of 1/4 shock cord clipped into loops in netting.
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    i need a structural ridgeline. Would it work in the same way?

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    This will, I think, require a small hole in the netting on each end to pass the rl through. Not a big deal, but I'm not sure there's enough benefit to be had to justify the mod.

    Hammocks, including Claytors, work just fine w/o a rl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    This will, I think, require a small hole in the netting on each end to pass the rl through. Not a big deal, but I'm not sure there's enough benefit to be had to justify the mod.

    Hammocks, including Claytors, work just fine w/o a rl.
    I have never felt any need whatsoever for a structural RL with my Claytor No Net. It just doesn't seem to make that much difference if there is more or less sag, within reason. If I just hang it with a very little sag or a good bit, it is going to be comfortable. It might be handy inside a net (Jungle Hammock) for hanging stuff off of, if you didn't want to have to reach out when the Mossies are real bad. But I don't think that would have to be structural.

    But, lots of folks love structural RLs on all hammocks.
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