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    I actually had to use the top too. I over hemmed a little. I just made a tube and cut one side to match. I use it as my closed end. u can see it on the right. I used some bias tape to show the open end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StaplesHuskies View Post
    Will these dimensions you use work for my hammock which is 6 inches longer at 10ft? this is neat and i already have 2 box style bugnets to use.
    It would probably still fit, but you can make it larger if needed. If you have the extra material, you might consider making it longer just for peace of mind

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    nice. thanks! never thought of including the top portion. and you're right- both side do not have to open wide, just the one you're going to climb into.
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    A friend recently gave me the mombasa single bug net. I think I'll tweak it a bit. Two questions, would the removed top section be enough for the HUG? I'd have a full bug net and also a partial for the not so cold winters here in AR.

    Also, what is permethin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrellt View Post

    Also, what is permethin?
    Check that, what is permethryn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrellt View Post
    Check that, what is permethryn?

    The Sawyer Permethrin insect repellent fabric treatment is the first line of defense in protection for outdoor recreation, sportsmen, travelers, relief aid workers, and those exposed to insect infested areas. When applied to clothing Permethrin binds to the fabric eliminating the risk of over-exposure to the skin. Sawyer Permethrin does not harm fabrics or finishes when applied as a treatment for clothing, footwear, tents, sleeping bags, camping and outdoor gear. Permethrin, a contact insecticide, is non-toxic to humans.

    You can buy a spray bottle of the stuff from Wally, REI, EMS, ****'s
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    Thanks for the nice instructions Dejoha.

    I just finished cutting the pieces from my Mombasa and before I sew it together I have a question to ask. When I make the channels/hems should I fold the fabric over itself a few times where it will be sewn? It just seems like this stuff could tear really easily unless it is reinforced somehow. Has anyone had issues with the net tearing around the seams?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny View Post
    Thanks for the nice instructions Dejoha.

    I just finished cutting the pieces from my Mombasa and before I sew it together I have a question to ask. When I make the channels/hems should I fold the fabric over itself a few times where it will be sewn? It just seems like this stuff could tear really easily unless it is reinforced somehow. Has anyone had issues with the net tearing around the seams?
    It's pretty tough fabric. I haven't had many problems. You can save some weight by cutting one end/side tapered to the hammock and leave the other end "gathered."

    Where you do the channelled hem, you will have three layers of fabric you are sewing through if you do a folded hem. You should be fine on wear-and-tear.

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    Thanks, I can't wait to sew it up tomorrow. Hope it turns out!

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    Did anyone have a problem with the netting getting caught in the sewing machine? I think I used a stiching that was too wide and it pulled the net together right underneath the needle.

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