Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 43
  1. #21
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Buffalo, NY
    Posts
    634
    Images
    21
    at this point, wouldn't a wider tarp be a simplier solution?

    a set up like this eliminates the problem:

    http://www.jacksrbetter.com/index_fi...eb%20large.JPG

  2. #22
    Member bmike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Burlington, VT
    Posts
    94
    Quote Originally Posted by nogods View Post
    at this point, wouldn't a wider tarp be a simplier solution?

    a set up like this eliminates the problem:

    http://www.jacksrbetter.com/index_fi...eb%20large.JPG
    will be...
    but there is the simplicity of keeping everything on the same line.

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by kohburn View Post
    the tarp lines aren't carrying your weight. only a fraction if the downward force would be transfered to the tarp line to keep it tight despite stretch or wet expansion.
    .
    how much force, depends on how tight the tarp is initally strung and how far the hammock sags, and what kind of line used, nylon would stretch and reduce the force on the line, but, unless there was tremendous drop of the weighted hammock, 1-2mm spectra strung tight would probably work fine.

    good idea by the way

  4. #24
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Buffalo, NY
    Posts
    634
    Images
    21
    yes bmike...but...it is getting to the point where soon someone will devise a complex block and tackle setup with multiple pulleys that allows you adjust your hammock tension and tarp position by pulling and releasing lines strung through the pulleys and attached to loops at the side of your hammock - all of which can be adjusted without leaving your hammock. Moreover someday you'll be able to drape your hammock over yourself, attach foot and head ends to trees, and then manipulate the various ropes and pulleys until you and your tarp are in a perfect horizontal position.

    which got me to thinking, lets get chris angel to devise levitation trick where he goes from standing up with a hammock draped over his head and shoulders, to lying perfectly flat. then we pay him $125 for instructions on how to do the trick and we have our system!
    http://www.penguinmagic.com/product.php?ID=1232
    Last edited by nogods; 11-01-2007 at 21:33.

  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by Rapt View Post
    If that unusual situation were to occur probably the tie out on the tarp would be the failure point.
    definately

    you could also make the short line that connects the pull tab to the main suspension line the weak link on purpose, this way you don't risk damaging anything but a few inches of line

    how bout that 50# test spectra fishing line?
    Last edited by warbonnetguy; 11-01-2007 at 21:32.

  6. #26
    New Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    la rochelle
    Posts
    5
    Images
    2
    And is it possible to use a tarp with a mosquito protevtion?

  7. #27
    Member bmike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Burlington, VT
    Posts
    94
    been thinking on this.

    i think for better results i'm going to run the tarp line through my ring buckles (without threading) then along the suspension line to the prussik hook (stock HH). pull everything tight as usual, and when I get in, the sag in the hammock will pull the tarp tighter, as the hammock drops, the length of the tarp line needs to get longer... pulling it tight. might work slick with a tensioner on there too.

    this doesn't do much for keeping the tarp tight to the hammock... so for coverage you'll want a larger tarp - but this should tighten things up as you sag. tensioners on the land lines will help too.

    but, this is all moot if one ties to the trees first, gets a nice tight tarp with some tensioners for rain / dew...
    Last edited by bmike; 11-01-2007 at 21:48.

  8. #28
    Member bmike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Burlington, VT
    Posts
    94
    Quote Originally Posted by nogods View Post
    yes bmike...but...it is getting to the point where soon someone will devise a complex block and tackle setup with multiple pulleys that allows you adjust your hammock tension and tarp position by pulling and releasing lines strung through the pulleys and attached to loops at the side of your hammock - all of which can be adjusted without leaving your hammock. Moreover someday you'll be able to drape your hammock over yourself, attach foot and head ends to trees, and then manipulate the various ropes and pulleys until you and your tarp are in a perfect horizontal position.

    which got me to thinking, lets get chris angel to devise levitation trick where he goes from standing up with a hammock draped over his head and shoulders, to lying perfectly flat. then we pay him $125 for instructions on how to do the trick and we have our system!
    http://www.penguinmagic.com/product.php?ID=1232
    agreed. i'm waiting for someone to start making custom hardware for this like in the 'figure 9' thread.


    couple of these mounted inside the hammock and you'd be all set. never have to worry bout 'stretch' either.
    Last edited by bmike; 11-01-2007 at 21:50.

  9. #29
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Belleville, ON
    Posts
    664
    Images
    26
    Don't worry the wheels are turning already....
    ****************************
    So many projects, So little time....
    ****************************

  10. #30
    Why not, for the sake of simplicity, just preload the hammock with the side tie outs.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •