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    Quote Originally Posted by StrawHat View Post
    I was just thinking if it would affect the bug net by creating a crumpled section that may cause stress to the other parts of the bug net. And how about the zipper section? It seems that Hangnout's bug net idea will solve this, but i still prefer a side entry with zippers.
    With a bugnet installed you don't need to add this mod. This is is intended to create a faux footbox that keeps the TQ in the hammock. I've done this to my gathered end hammock and it hasn't affected the lay of it for me, but it has kept me from having to chase my SB over the side of the hammock. Before the mod, I would wake up several time through the night to wrestle the foot end of my SB back into the hammock.
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    Worked great for me, Thanks Knotty!

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    I did the stretch side retrofit to my 1.1 DL today. I sewed a tube and sewed that to the hammock edge and ran the shockcord through it.

    Worked great...thanks Knotty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    I did the stretch side retrofit to my 1.1 DL today. I sewed a tube and sewed that to the hammock edge and ran the shockcord through it.

    Worked great...thanks Knotty.
    Now that's smart! My retrofits had me burning a hole in the existing channel and creating attachment points. Your method makes more sense!

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    Contemplating this mod for my WB Traveler, but the hem's narrow (<.5in). I think I may just fold the loose edge over an inch and sew to create a natural channel, then thread in the bungee. Seems more elegant than making and sewing on an external channel. Shouldn't take more than 30 minutes (20 to set up the sewing machine, 10 to do the actual work).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chocolatier View Post
    Contemplating this mod for my WB Traveler, but the hem's narrow (<.5in). I think I may just fold the loose edge over an inch and sew to create a natural channel, then thread in the bungee. Seems more elegant than making and sewing on an external channel. Shouldn't take more than 30 minutes (20 to set up the sewing machine, 10 to do the actual work).

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    I recently modded a friends Traveler but with a full length stretch side, not just the two foot sections. The loss of width doesn't seem to be an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redoleary View Post
    I recently modded a friends Traveler but with a full length stretch side, not just the two foot sections. The loss of width doesn't seem to be an issue.
    I took my traveler and on the side hems that WB had sewed down the sides, melted a hold into one side of the hem, then down 24 inches melted another hole and then snaked a piece of 3/32 shock chord thru the hem and knoted one end, with a micro lock on the other end and works great for the modification, and have used it more than 75 nites with no wear and tear of doing the mod..works perfect but you have to be very careful of melting the hole with a fairly sharp nail or soldering arm to not damage hammock material. At the end of each hole,,I hand sewed the hem and down both sides alittle to reinforce it a bit too. Like I say,,works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redoleary View Post
    I recently modded a friends Traveler but with a full length stretch side, not just the two foot sections. The loss of width doesn't seem to be an issue.
    Thanks, Red. The whole-length stretch makes sense--I sort of want a "head box" as well.

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    Went with two-foot stretches on opposite sides--one near my head and one near my feet, to give me more of a cocoon feel than a whole-length stretch would do. Rather than sewing on a channels, I folded over the excess nylon twice and sewed the channel from the existing fabric. Will test it out this weekend.
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