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    yay!!!!!
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    why not a kayak?
    info says 8.8oz will float 287 lbs.
    a lite frame, stretch many layers, skin the inside and hull and take a float.

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    I like the idea for the kayak!
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    and it can be suspended beneath my hammock...bonus!

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    Is Tinny going to start making IX quilts? Or pads? Curious how they'd be. He makes great $100 stoves and $40 beer can pots.

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    Tinny told me I was making it up when I said a vapor barrier beneath (pads) the sleeper has condensation potential.

    I think he's the kind of guy that likes to figure things out for himself. I think it's an admirable trait even if it's not the fastest way to get from A to B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatline View Post
    why not a kayak?
    info says 8.8oz will float 287 lbs.
    a lite frame, stretch many layers, skin the inside and hull and take a float.
    With 60" wide fabric, it would certainly but easy to skin a skin-on-frame boat with it. BUT: the holes punched in the IX to make it breathable might work against you in this application.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatline View Post
    why not a kayak?
    info says 8.8oz will float 287 lbs.
    a lite frame, stretch many layers, skin the inside and hull and take a float.
    Ok ,you first!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
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    It's just disappointing to me that all of the research that we offer to the general public through HF, for anyone to use for personal or commercial purposes, would be ignored out of hand (Insultex) or dismissed as dogma (tree huggers and load calcs) by anyone with a reputation for credibility and innovation.

    There are hundreds of threads and thousands of posts about hammock suspensions on HF.

    Everything about the design of MMG Insultex UQs has been discussed in detail on HF, whether it deals with compression, darts, loft, InsulTubes, fit, fiddle-factor or suspension. There is even a thread about cloning them, with an atta-boy from me!

    It's not about Tinny personally (he's a cute old guy, and I love his derby). It's about his affront to Hammock Forums by dismissing what has gone before.

    /rant off/
    MacEntyre - the problem may or may not be Tinny, but rather the forum format and accessibility.

    People who have been on the forums a long time and read the threads regularly, know what information is available. A new person is at a large disadvantage at that. Precisely what information is available can be very hard to come by. The organization of the forums does not make gathering such information easy or convenient. Organizing into broad categories makes finding one topic extremely difficult or you have to very lucky to stumble across it or lucky in that someone activates an old thread or one of the old timers answers a related question and links the thread or......

    But finding that thread can be time consuming.

    Heck even when I know the information is available and even know who started the thread and who contributed, it can be frustrating to find the thread that I KNOW exists. Especially when the thread has not been active for a long time or was started a long time back. The search function leaves a lot to be desired.

    What format would be better?? I have no idea and probably no one else has either right now or maybe it would be used.

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