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    Multicam Mac IX UQ

    (disclaimer: I'm writing this at 11:30pm and sleepy eyed so please excuse my grammer and poor story telling)

    Yesterday I got my Mac IX UQ for the WB BB. It is incredibly light , but doesn't seem to compress at all, but the lightweight makes up for it.
    I immediately ran out in the back yard and set up the WB BB and attached the Mac IX UQ to it. The shock cord just slips over the gathered end. I also learned a new knot that Mac used to attach the shock cord to the IX UQ corners. Great product!
    It was a hot humid night at about 85* so I had the IX UQ off to the side under the WB BB shelf. My 6 yr old son decided to sleep in his hammock too.
    After being woken up about 3 times by my wife walking out side to check up on my son I fell in a deep sleep. At around 1am it finally cooled off enough to wake me up. I pulled the IX UQ under me and immediately felt the warmth. Had no need for a TQ tonight.

    The next day I had off from work so I decided to sew on a 1.7 nylon shell onto the IX UQ. I tried 4 times to pin the fabric. The differentials make it real hard to get it right. Then I got an idea to use the couch cushions and pillows as you see in the pic. This made pinning the fabric much easier. While I pinned it i tried to make sure the was plenty of slack in the shell so when it is in use the shell wouldn't interfere with the hang of the IX.

    2 hours later I'm ready to sew! I get the machine all set up and thread it. I do a test sew on an old t-shirt and of course I have loops on the bottom. AUGGGGGHHHH!!!! I tried to get the machine working for another hour with no luck. I finally switched back to general purpose thread and used that for my UQ. Ugh. I don't think my machine likes polyester thread. Hopefully later I can sew the IX UQ again with Poly thread but for now this will do.

    On the head and foot ends I sewed a channel for a future Shock Cord, but according to Mac, I shouldn't need it.


    Here are the pics, enjoy.
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    I give kudos to everyone who can DIY... my sewing skills are sadly not up to the task. <g> I loved the idea of using IX as an UQ but didn't like the white so I just bought a jerry chair from Mac. It makes an awesome UQ and all the extra functionality is nice too!

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    Good job, FireFlyBurns! I love the makeshift moulds from the sofa...

    I use one of the 2QZQ UQ Protectors when I want to cover my IX UQ. Thing1 agrees with Poker88 and uses a Jerry Chair.
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    Where did you get multicam? I want to make a tarp out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikemouser View Post
    Where did you get multicam? I want to make a tarp out of it.
    http://www.duroindustries.com/index....0d-1-9oz-nylon

    The lightest nylon they have is 1.9oz

    Here is the thread on my Multicam tarp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireFlyburns View Post
    ...learned a new knot that Mac used to attach the shock cord to the IX UQ corners.
    That's a buntline hitch, Ashley's #55 on page 15, used to dead end a line. It's a clove hitch tied backwards on the standing part, so the end is constricted when it's tightened and slipped up against the item to which it is hitched. It's a secure knot that uses little line. Works very well in shock cord.

    A buntline was a line that was rigged on square sails to gather up the bunt, or belly of the sail, and prevent the canvas from flogging after the sails were clewed up and the yards were lowered. They were dead ended on the shroud spreaders at the mast head below the sail. The other end ran to the deck, and was made fast to a particular pin on the rail.
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    I've been meaning to post the rest of the pics. So here they are.
    I use the same couch cushions in the Hammock.
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