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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    Well I had a great weekend ... got my DIY tarp done and almost have my DIY Jerry #5 hammock completed. Just need to finish up my whoopie slings and I'll post pictures of it flying. Maybe today ... more likely tomorrow.

    As it is ... she's just lolly gagging on the conference room table!

    I used 1.9 Olive brown Ripstop from Speer for the bottom ... also used bug netting from Speer as well. For the panels I used some leftover 1.1 Marpat Ripstop. I used two Quest #5 loop zippers with double pulls. Yeah I went for two zippers on this. Only added around 3 oz for the the extra zip. The whole thing without suspension only weighs 21.9 oz ... so that's good to me!

    Had a major malfunction in the clutch of my nearly 30 year old thread injector and after an hour of trying to repair it got on the iPhone and did a quick search of local stores! Another hour and a half later ... I'm back injecting!

    So ... it's definitely not up to Jerry standards ... but like the man himself told me "a crooked seam is as strong as a straight one"!

    It's going to the gorge with me this month!

    Thanks a million to Jerry for answering a million questions from me on this design of his. I really appreciate it.
    Yeah ... it's got a bunch of oops in it. I got in a rush to complete it and that doesn't work ... so I figure I'll just have "to make me anuther one" down the road! This time Jerry I'll get the nerve to do the 1/4 bias instead of wimping out and going with the 1/2" like I did!
    Looking good Hawk-Eye!!!

    Hmmmm..........I now know a zipper installer.
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    Thanks Ken ... Zippers weren't so bad in this set up ... that 1.1 nylon is a pain in the buttocks!

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    Looks great Hawk-eye! I can't wait to see it in person - only 12 days!




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    Quote Originally Posted by _Tinker_ View Post
    Looks great Hawk-eye! I can't wait to see it in person - only 12 days!



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    Thank you kindly pal ... thanks for all the help too! Hope to make the next one a bit more to the standards of the original!

    Can't wait to fly this bad boy in the BIG DITCH!!!!!

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    Sorry I'm going to miss it, Hawk-eye!
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    Thumbs up Marpat Jerry 5 is flying!

    Well got the whoopie's made, got the ridgeline adjusted ... might make some changes later ... got the side bungee's tied in ... and flew the Jerry 5 this evening.

    The "oops" I made on the head end ... next one I'll extend that correctly and be happier but overall the dang thing is comfortable. Not a seam popped or cracked ... so I'm happy. I love the two zips, glad I went that route.

    Un-zip both sides and reef the net on the ridge line and you have this great open hammock ... sweet.

    Man you can lay FLATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT in this puppy. Visibility could be better but not enough to bother me. Roomy too.

    Going to be sleeping in Jerry 5 comfort in the Gorge come the 15th!!!
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    Makes me want a nap, just looking at that!

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    Very nice work there Hawk, very nice!!!!!! Hopefully one day I will learn how to sew! Gotta get me a Machine first?!?!?

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    That's very nice, Hawk-eye! Good work!
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    That turned out great Hawk-eye! I really like those double zips and the way the netting can all be rolled up around the ridgeline.


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