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    I have not gone through the entire thread, so it may have been covered...

    What about running a piece of bungee the entire length of the hem? My girldfriend doesnt like the 'flappy bits' of my hammock, and i was thinking that running it full length would give her a foolproof way of eliminating the 'flappy bits' without her needing to try and adjust one end or another. Have a cord lock at one end just so she can control the flapping a bit if she wishes... Thoughts?

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    Knotty, yes that's right. I left small gaps in the seam for elastic entry/exit points. It works perfectly!

    I used my machine's 'triple stitch,' and backed up a few stitches (with normal single stitch) at each gap for strength. That may or may not be important.
    It's bad luck to be superstitious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca81 View Post
    I have not gone through the entire thread, so it may have been covered...

    What about running a piece of bungee the entire length of the hem? My girldfriend doesnt like the 'flappy bits' of my hammock, and i was thinking that running it full length would give her a foolproof way of eliminating the 'flappy bits' without her needing to try and adjust one end or another. Have a cord lock at one end just so she can control the flapping a bit if she wishes... Thoughts?
    Yes this has been done and reports are that it works well. Just adds a bit more weight.

    Quote Originally Posted by bindibadgi View Post
    Knotty, yes that's right. I left small gaps in the seam for elastic entry/exit points. It works perfectly!

    I used my machine's 'triple stitch,' and backed up a few stitches (with normal single stitch) at each gap for strength. That may or may not be important.
    I think I'll try that next time. Seems simpler and more straight forward than creating a button hole.
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    Are there any instructions for modifying an existing hammock. I want to try it on some tabelclothes hammocks that I constructed.

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    You're in luck. The stretch-side started as a mod for existing hammocks.

    Stretch-side mod
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    How long is your ridgeline? I m 6.2 and just seeing what works for you. Cheers mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghillieshot View Post
    How long is your ridgeline? I m 6.2 and just seeing what works for you. Cheers mate.
    Check the instructions sheet attached to the first post of this thread. It shows 100" for a 126" hammock. But you might want to tweak that to suit your needs.

    Best wishes on the project.
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    Thanks a ton Knotty.

    I first tried hammock camping last fall with a borrowed ENO single from a buddy. Was looking to buying my first hammock this spring and then I found this site and your instructions. Just ordered all my supplies from backwoodsdaydreamer.com for a light weight gathered hammock with your built in "knotty mod" for about 1/3 the price of buying one.

    Plus I get the bonus of an afternoon of getting my DIY geek on.

    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itsamescott View Post
    Thanks a ton Knotty.

    I first tried hammock camping last fall with a borrowed ENO single from a buddy. Was looking to buying my first hammock this spring and then I found this site and your instructions. Just ordered all my supplies from backwoodsdaydreamer.com for a light weight gathered hammock with your built in "knotty mod" for about 1/3 the price of buying one.

    Plus I get the bonus of an afternoon of getting my DIY geek on.

    Thanks again!
    Good luck with it, and remember the pictures. I just count it as entertainment expenses and get a bonus of nice gear when I'm done. I still need to make a hammock for my 'little' 14 year old boy (6'1"), but not until I finish seam sealing my winter tarp.
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    I just finished my gray 1.1 oz gathered end Sunday night. I have yet to lie in it so it has yet to be fully tested. I used bindibagi's technique of leaving a small space in the seam stitching (reinforced with a triple stitch) for the shock cord.

    Since I am new to hanging, I wanted mine as versatile as possible until I learn my comfort zone so I put channels on both sides of my head and feet ends (4 total channels) where I could add or remove shock cord as needed until I found what I like the best.

    I'll post some pics once I get it hung and tested.

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