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    Hmm... I'll have to set it up then and see what it's like.


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    comment without benefit of having actually seen one of these HH sil tarps...

    The hiking poles on my bridge force a wide pitch on the sides, meaning that it takes longer sides to reach the ground. So I've been musing making a tarp with appropriate dimensions. Perhaps could start with an HH sil hex, and sew on extensions on the sides which are cat-cut. A mistake involves carefully ripping seams rather than trashing a nice tarp.

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    Would the new 11x10 JRB tarp not be wide enough for your bridge hammock...?


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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    Would the new 11x10 JRB tarp not be wide enough for your bridge hammock...?
    The dimensions of that tarp are the same as that of the PU HH hex tarp I think.



    (that's ice on the tarp). Here I'm hung about as low as I go without scraping the ground, the ends of the poles just touch the sides of the tarp when empty, and there's still over a foot gap between the edge of the tarp and the ground. So if I want to snug the tarp closer to the ground the tarp would have to be wider.

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    Looks like you need side tie-outs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    Looks like you need side tie-outs.
    as in gripper clips in the middle of the side to pull that out 90 degrees in the width direction of the hammock? Could create more space under the tarp, but by itself isn't enough to bring the edges closer to the ground. Or do you mean on the ends of the tarp, to try and create a two-slope pitch like a barn roof? Not sure how to do the latter without more trees, appropriately placed.

    it's a puzzle to be sure.

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    True - but it would give you more room inside, using the same amount of material...and a volume that shaped almost exactly like your hammock so it's an efficient use of weight.

    But if you really want it to touch the ground, you'll need more fabric...not sure there's another way to do it. Just use the normal sized tarp with side pull-outs and get a hammock sock. JMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    True - but it would give you more room inside, using the same amount of material...and a volume that shaped almost exactly like your hammock so it's an efficient use of weight.
    I hadn't thought of side tie-outs as a way of lifting the tarp farther way from the poles. I can stitch in tabs at the right places on the edges of the tarp. Should help with that issue. An excellent idea.

    But if you really want it to touch the ground, you'll need more fabric...not sure there's another way to do it. Just use the normal sized tarp with side pull-outs and get a hammock sock. JMHO.
    Funny you should mention that. Hmm...

    It's patterned in part after your TravelPod.

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    the pull outs would definitely make a difference.
    in this picture you can see that i would have liked to have had mine both lower & farther apart.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery...5/P9030063.JPG

    i like the spacious effect of the pull outs so much that i am thinking i will add another seam from end to end w/ several grosgrain tabs so i will have a choice in how far apart i used the pull outs.

    also, the pull out tabs act as stabilizers in high wind.

    the extra seam you see in the picture (about 12" from the bottom edge) is for attaching a side wall.
    that may be something that would work well w/ the bridge hammock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    The dimensions of that tarp are the same as that of the PU HH hex tarp I think.

    Grizz

    Actually, I don't think so. According to the Hennessy Accessory page:

    "70D "HEX"-SHAPED PU-COATED POLYESTER RIPSTOP RAIN FLY
    Size: 132"x 120" hexagonal shape Weight: 1 lb. 9oz , 700 g."

    and

    "30D "HEX"-SHAPED SILNYLON RIPSTOP RAIN FLY
    Size: 144" x 132" hexagonal shape Weight: 19 oz."

    Oh, wait... you were comparing JRB 11x10 tarp to the PU 11x10 HH tarp. (Sorry, my coffee hasn't kicked in yet!).
    Last edited by NCPatrick; 12-13-2007 at 07:13. Reason: Misread your comparison tarp.

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