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    I attach it to the triangle with an S-biner.
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    There's a problem with full UQs in general, that defies a good solution: the hammock and quilt are suspended on one axis, and the diagonal sleeper is on another. You can pull the quilt to the right, or you can pull it to the left, and it will pretty much stay where you put it. But pulling one way for the foot end, and the other way for the head end (zig zag)...there's the rub. It deforms the quilt slightly, making for a loss of efficiency, and the suspension immediately begins trying to straighten out the zig zag. When that happens, cold shoulder, cold feet, or both.

    This is very much a work in progress for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swampfox View Post
    I attach it to the triangle with an S-biner.
    I swapped out the buckles for a whoopie sling, I could prussic the shock cord to the whoopie. I'll give that a try this weekend and see if moving the attachment point up makes a difference.

    Thanks for all the reply's everyone! I've got a few things to try now. I really love the JRB quilts and the Blackbird.

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    Make sure the shock-cord goes over your feet in the footbox ....
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    I must be weird or something. I don't have a problem with the JRB full length Hudson River under the Blackbird. As long as I get the hammock inside the UQ totally and don't get real athletic getting in, things stay pretty well where I need them to be. On the foot end I have the center draw cord mod which attaches at the whipping on the amsteel loop. The prussiks for the shock cord suspension are set at the knots on the amsteel loop at each end. I get in, reach around to snug up the head end draw cord, and sleep warm.

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    Do remember that the MW4 is 42" wide and most of the other JRB quilts are 48". So this may have some bearing on the slippage problem.

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    The 42 inch MW3 which has an od width of 52 inches is a functional equilvelent of a standard 48 inch wide quilt when properly suspended on a hammock.

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    my 0.02

    I don't think it is a full UQ vs. 3/4 UQ issue but the problem is exacerbated with a full UQ

    The issue is that we are trying to make a rectangular flat quilt conform to a gathered end hammock with a foot box

    To exaggerate, try to make a piece of paper wrapped around the bottom half of a banana. Now add a mutant growth on the side of the banana…

    The shorter piece of paper [i.e. 2/3 or 2/4 UQ] means less gaps but also less coverage along the spine of the banana [i.e. your feet and legs are not covered].

    I have a seen a number of excellent DIY UQs on this site that show you can fabricate an UQ that conforms to the bottom of a gathered end hammock.

    I assume it is just a matter of time before someone fabricates a direct fit-up quilt for the WBBB.

    It sure would be a highly specialized piece of gear.
    Love my JRB BMB

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjm View Post

    I assume it is just a matter of time before someone fabricates a direct fit-up quilt for the WBBB.

    It sure would be a highly specialized piece of gear.
    You mean like the Warbonnet Yeti? He's been making them for months. It's not terribly specialized... it's a little longer on one diagonal and would likely work for any gathered end hammock intended to allow the sleeper to lie on the diagonal, such as a Hennessy. I have trouble with seeing which end is which, myself, but fortunately it's horribly simple to attach/detach and switch it around if you need to.

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    Thanks, I must not have clearly described it

    Quote Originally Posted by lori View Post
    You mean like the Warbonnet Yeti? He's been making them for months. It's not terribly specialized...
    No, the Yeti is 40W x 46L and covers from shoulders to knees on a 6 user.

    I am thinking of more along the lines of a full length UQ that insulates under and around the WBBB footbox, which is what the OP is trying to do with his/her quilt.

    And, just for argument's sake, I would say that all differential cut quilts are specialized gear.
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