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    Spreader Bar question

    ok i have a .mosquito hammock from http://www.mosquitohammock.com/
    could i add the JRB Replacement Spreader Bar (single bar) to both ends and make it into a true lay flat hammock?
    if so what is the best way to add them?
    it is the thick webbing tree safe Suspension system

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsdemon View Post
    ok i have a .mosquito hammock from http://www.mosquitohammock.com/
    could i add the JRB Replacement Spreader Bar (single bar) to both ends and make it into a true lay flat hammock?
    if so what is the best way to add them?
    it is the thick webbing tree safe Suspension system
    To get a flat lay via spreader bars your hammock has to be engineered
    so that the edges of the hammock carry the weight (in a gathered end hammock it is carried down the center of the hammock) and the middle portion of the body is narrower than the ends in order to "pull up" the middle. It's the pulling up that makes a flat lay.

    Some people use a spreader bar at the head end of a gathered end hammock to make it a little wider around the head and shoulders, but that doesn't make a flat lay.
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    is there a way

    i was just reading though
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=1676
    your post on bridge hammocks

    is there a way to re engineer or redesign it?
    if i had both of the bars could i tie or rigs the ends to make it happen?

    or buy another hammock? i would like to be able to sleep on my stomach

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsdemon View Post
    i was just reading though
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=1676
    your post on bridge hammocks

    is there a way to re engineer or redesign it?
    if i had both of the bars could i tie or rigs the ends to make it happen?

    or buy another hammock? i would like to be able to sleep on my stomach
    The challenge with modding your hammock is doing so and keeping the bugnet.
    What might work- is to embed in the sides of the hammock the same sort of webbing we use building bridge hammocks from scratch. Fold it into the fabric in the required arc and sew it down. Then you could put spreader bars at each end. Since the bugnetting on yours is big and loose it would probably not be horribly affected by this.

    Of course, in trying one might turn a perfectly useable hammock into a perfectly unuseable one

    People do sell used JRB BMBH hammocks here. Sometimes they sell ones I've built for them (but I like to think they stay put with loving owners).
    Grizz
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    The challenge with modding your hammock is doing so and keeping the bugnet.
    What might work- is to embed in the sides of the hammock the same sort of webbing we use building bridge hammocks from scratch. Fold it into the fabric in the required arc and sew it down. Then you could put spreader bars at each end. Since the bugnetting on yours is big and loose it would probably not be horribly affected by this.

    Of course, in trying one might turn a perfectly useable hammock into a perfectly unuseable one

    People do sell used JRB BMBH hammocks here. Sometimes they sell ones I've built for them (but I like to think they stay put with loving owners).
    yea i may have to get myself a http://www.jacksrbetter.com/BMBH.htm

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