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    Another Noob Question

    I have a HH Explorer Ultralite today and I can't say I've spent a great deal of time analyzing the way it's made, but it always seemed the whole "asym" thing was a matter of construction, or in other words, I always thought it was made "asymetrically". But looking at the sticky for a HH clone and another thread on a WBBB, plus some other resources I've found on making a double layer, it seems like they're all just rectangles with the suspension tethered at the center of the ends.

    Am I missing something? If I want to create a simple double layer hammock where I can lay mostly flat on a diagonal to the centerline...am I really just sewing up some rectangles and gathering them symetrically on the ends? I understand the tieouts on the sides are sewn on asymetrically to pull the hammock away from your face and feet, but is that it?

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    At its simplest, yes. As long as you aren't messing with a bugnet, it is a rectangle that is pulled on opposite sides by tieouts.

    They are offsetting tieouts about 13" from center (if i remember correctly). Lay will be affected somewhat by various methods of gathering ends, two of the most popular methods are warbonnet style and Hennessey fold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExPXGUY View Post
    At its simplest, yes. As long as you aren't messing with a bugnet, it is a rectangle that is pulled on opposite sides by tieouts.

    They are offsetting tieouts about 13" from center (if i remember correctly). Lay will be affected somewhat by various methods of gathering ends, two of the most popular methods are warbonnet style and Hennessey fold.
    Thank you! I like the looks of the Warbonnet style of end gathering, but I have no idea how the two styles affect the lay of the hammock. Can you elaborate on that?

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    IMHO Warbonnet and Hennessy gatherings would give about the same lay if fabric dimensions were equal. The warbonnet gathering should be easier for a double layer hammock since you wouldn't have to manage folds.

    A number of folds used to be used, they usually shortened the corners so there wasn't as much flop. Might visit JustJeff's page at http://www.tothewoods.net/JeffsHikingPage.html for ideas
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