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    Quote Originally Posted by Pipsissewa View Post
    I haven't weighed it, but the weight depends on the fabric you use. I used organza, but if you use tulle or 'squito/no-see-um net, it'll be a lot lighter than mine. At least, you save the weight of a zipper!
    Actually in our experience noseeum is heavier than organza.

    Great design.

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    Well done, that came out really cool.
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    I LIKE that!! Any chance you can put together a how-to? Drawings, dimensions & 'structions would be great. Skeeters are out in force here now and I'll be needing 3 bugnets soon to hang out with my kids this summer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve D View Post
    I LIKE that!! Any chance you can put together a how-to? Drawings, dimensions & 'structions would be great. Skeeters are out in force here now and I'll be needing 3 bugnets soon to hang out with my kids this summer...
    Thanks for you interest, Steve! Here's the basics. Again, I have to send a big SHOUT OUT to Hanginout for his original attached design and instructions!

    I cut two pieces of material (60 inches wide) to the length of my hammock. This is important so that you have enough material to pull down to hammock's edge. Then I made channels in one long edge of each side. Ran shock cord through the channels. Then hung the two pieces over my hammock from the shock cords. Don't worry about the length of shock cord for now, as long as you have enough to stretch past your ridge line attachments or suspension attachments. Then I pinned the bottom of the pieces together with my husband in the hammock under the net. I followed the contour of my hammock and made sure he had enough room to lay diagonally and stretch, etc. He got out through the top, between the two shock cords. Then I sewed the bottom along the pins and trimmed the excess. The two sides of the net are somewhat gathered, because they're the length of the hammock but they're hung on shock cords that are only as long as my ridge line. Then I made a ridge cover long enough on both sides to cover any gap. I folded in half lengthwise and sewed a line of stitches a quarter inch from the folded center to encourage the ridge cover to lay flat. Then I sewed it down to the net on both sides (the "pillow envelope" seam). Adding two mini carabiners in the middle of the shock cords that hook onto my structural ridge line helps keep the sides up tight under the ridge cover. The two shock cords can be tightened up if you want it to really snap back up. Just make sure there's enough stretch to pull down to the edge of the hammock.

    Thanks everyone for your interest and your kind words!!!
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    That looks great! Plenty of room for UQ's and diagonal lay. Love all the directions that the zipperless bugnet has gone.

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    Pips that is genius! I'm inspired to make these for my friends hammocks I am building. I might even use this design on my backpacking hammock so i can get rid of the bug netting all together and shave some ozs.
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    Thanks for the video. Really helps show how it works.
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    Hey pip's,
    thats very nice.

    I made the top opener zipless bugnet and put the "cat cut" in the canopy over the ridge line but included some shock cord inside the cat cut channel, it does make a difference in my opinion. mines also using organza.
    you can see it here at http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...=29395&page=14

    sorry pip's just noticed you had already replied on the page i posted mine.
    Last edited by Ch@rlie; 05-29-2011 at 02:37.

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    Great idea. I feel inspired! Thanks so much for sharing.

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    Can it be installed after hanging the hammock, or does the suspension thread through the ends of the net?
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