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    Senior Member moski's Avatar
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    First post!
    No lurking, just found this forum
    I had my clark hammock since 2002.
    I live in Sweden by the way

    And recently i been thinking about installing small windows in the weathershield.

    Last time i slept in the hammock, i was testing some winter gear in the back yard, it was about 10 F (-12C) so the grass was frozen and i could hear
    animals walking in the grass ,around and under the hammock.

    Probably just cats , but **** annoying.
    Of course, they where gone by the time i have unzipped the hammock.

    After that i started thinking about a window in the weathershield.

    Then i looked through mataharihikers pictures and saw picture 15,
    called "2ply's weathershield window".

    Wow, all of the sudden i realized i been thinking to small.

    That, just have to be custom made, or?

    How do you do it?

    Anyone got some tips?

    Ps, sorry for any spelling or grammar faults, im Swedish after all

    *EDIT*added a comma

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    welcome to HF moski. i thought that was a pretty cool modification on 2ply's clark too.

    i looked but didn't find anything about how he went about it, but as best i can remember, i believe he just marked where he wanted the window (probably w/ the clark suspended?) & cut out the section.
    i don't remember if he folded & hemmed the edges of the weather shield, but i would think that to be a good idea.

    so if it were me, i think i would cut & hem the window hole first, then cut the plastic over size, pin & sew it.
    then trim away the extra plastic.

    a good question would be were to find a good sheet plastic that would preform well in the temps you plan to use it.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Place to find plastic!

    Look at some old automobile trim shops... Plyable plastic used to be used in rear windows of convertible tops. Hope this gets you headed in the right direction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    welcome to HF moski. i thought that was a pretty cool modification on 2ply's clark too.

    i looked but didn't find anything about how he went about it, but as best i can remember, i believe he just marked where he wanted the window (probably w/ the clark suspended?) & cut out the section.
    i don't remember if he folded & hemmed the edges of the weather shield, but i would think that to be a good idea.

    so if it were me, i think i would cut & hem the window hole first, then cut the plastic over size, pin & sew it.
    then trim away the extra plastic.

    a good question would be were to find a good sheet plastic that would preform well in the temps you plan to use it.
    Thanks!

    I think I'm okej with the window plastic
    I bought this recently for my small windows:

    Clear plastic sheeting perfect for outdoor and utility uses such as windows, protective covers, map cases, bags etc. With a thickness of 0,2 mm it is completely see-through and durable, yet quite flexible and easy to sew through. Stays flexible in the cold.
    width: 137 cm
    Weight: about 290g/m


    I hope it works!

    I'm mostly concerned about the tension on PVC plastic and the seems!
    And then i would like it to be neat as well
    (Hey, im a middle age male and not that super handy with stiches and needles, but im learning)

    I think the technic they use when they but in windows in boat covers,
    are that they actually put the see through plastic where it should be, sew it on and then cut out the hole.

    Its gonna be scary stuff though: eek:

    Ps, sounds like you have seen it in real life, have you?

    4D's said
    Look at some old automobile trim shops... Plyable plastic used to be used in rear windows of convertible tops. Hope this gets you headed in the right direction.
    I think im cool, but thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moski View Post
    Thanks!

    I think I'm okej with the window plastic
    I bought this recently for my small windows:

    Clear plastic sheeting perfect for outdoor and utility uses such as windows, protective covers, map cases, bags etc. With a thickness of 0,2 mm it is completely see-through and durable, yet quite flexible and easy to sew through. Stays flexible in the cold.
    width: 137 cm
    Weight: about 290g/m


    I hope it works!

    I'm mostly concerned about the PVC plastic and the seems!
    And then i would like it to be neat as well
    (Hey, im a middle age male and not that super handy with stiches and needles, but im learning)

    I think the technic they use when they but in windows in boat covers,
    are that they actually put the see through plastic where it should be, sew it on and then cut out the hole.

    Its gonna be scary stuff though: eek:

    Ps, sounds like you have seen it in real life, have you?

    4D's said

    I think im cool, but thanks!
    that sounds like it should work perfectly.
    i don't think there should be much tension on the seams. i wouldn't think the weather shield would be stretched all that tight like a tarp would.
    i've never seen it in person... just in that one picture... but the picture left an impression on me<g>.
    i think it would be neat to see around on a cold, windy day while laying in the hammock!
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    And you could see all those Wolfs / Lynx / (Hmm cats) , lurking around you
    in the dark

    Thanks again Slowhike.

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    Weight?

    What about weight?

    And can you use snakeskins on the Clark to pack it up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Nice hang!

    Is that tarp half as complicated as it looks? These Clarks are starting to grow on me a little, but that tarp looks like a lot of work to set-up.
    My daughter has a Clark which she really likes but she did replace the tarp with one from the Sportsman's Guide. Too many bells and whistles according to her...especially in the dark.

    At 6'2" I found it too short for my tastes although there are some features about it that I really like....such as the weather shield and the netting design. I'm not sure how the pockets stuffed with gear would work in conjunction with an underquilt. It's definitely a high quality item.

    Miguel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miguel View Post
    My daughter has a Clark which she really likes but she did replace the tarp with one from the Sportsman's Guide. Too many bells and whistles according to her...especially in the dark.

    At 6'2" I found it too short for my tastes although there are some features about it that I really like....such as the weather shield and the netting design. I'm not sure how the pockets stuffed with gear would work in conjunction with an underquilt. It's definitely a high quality item.

    Miguel

    So many people have asked for this so They are putting togeather a longer and wider version of the North America should be out very soon it will be nice to have some of my taller friend be able to get off the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annie View Post
    What about weight?

    And can you use snakeskins on the Clark to pack it up?

    I am not sure about snake skins for packing but you can pack it as small as a football in it's own pouch

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