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    first DIY-fabric lots of ???

    ok folks after my experience with china mart e-crap
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...778#post311778

    i am ready to make my own hammock. i need the following fabric requirements:
    I am 6'2" 300lbs
    I would like a stealthy color
    Lighter is better, but i am no gram weenie

    i am guessing a double layer 1.9 RS, but in the speer book he recomends supplex or cordura for my weight...

    my suspension will be webbing (black), dutch clip, marlinspike toggle, and 7/64whoopie slings (black)

    sewing is no problem so a whipped or gathered end is fine which is better?
    fabric sources:
    i like the OD RS at backwoods daydreamer and the supplex MARPAT at rockywoods too...

    so any suggestions???

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    Sounds like you're on the right track already, Natureboy! 1.9 ripstop or 70denier supplex (70d is the same thing as 1.9) would both be fine.
    Whipped/gathered: That's a personal preference thing. I prefer a W whipping in a double sheet bend. Made it easy to redo when I was getting it dialed in. If you hem the ends, go ahead and make it a little larger so you can thread a string through and gather that way. And if you decide to go with a whipping, it's no biggie to have that "channel" there.

    Hope that makes sense!
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    did some recon at Jo-Anns for fabrics and found taffeta in the fashion section but it was too shiny and it was 9.99/yd so went over to the outdoor fabrics section and found ripstop and sport nylon for 6.99/yd i remember reading here somewhere that the "sport" nylon is really 210 cordura which should hold my weight. the only stealthy color was black and kelly green, with some coupons i think the sport nylon will work...will report back soon!

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    Did you ever decide on fabric? I think I am in the same boat.. deciding between 200d uncoated nylon oxford or doing a double layer of 1.9oz ripstop, or maybe a supplex fabric...

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    1.9 seems okay,,,

    I've looked at the fabric at Joannes also and would wait for the coupon if possible. My problem is that the only color that I'd consider is a very bright green. Wish they would stock up on some other greens and maybe a tan or lighter anything.

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