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    Senior Member ricecg's Avatar
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    Duke
    Making a tarp now will let you know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    DWR and waterproof are two completely different things.
    True that. If you can breath through it, it's not waterproof.
    So, let me reverse my previous statement. If you use this material for a tarp, you will probably wake up in a pool of rain water
    Mike
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    I'm really at 200 lbs. and not 210 lbs. Extra 10 lbs is my buffer. So is the consensus that this stuff may not be the best for me to make a single layer ghost hammock. I really liked the idea of a sub 1 lb Ghost. Anyone think this material will hold me and should just go for it? Can I make a Ghost as a double layer?

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    Girotogo...go for it. Just don't dig your shoe heals into it. You can always add a second layer if needed.

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    New Member Chembrew's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    Be careful with your nomenclature.

    DWR and waterproof are two completely different things.
    understood...I was only speaking about the nature of the coating material. We sell "waterproofing" chemicals for textiles (silicone's and urethane's). It may or may not yield a waterproof fabric, depending on the fabric and application parameters.

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    Definitely interested. I'm at 180# and reallyy want to make a single layer out of the group buy stuff. Waiting to hear about other's successes and (hopefully not) failures.

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    Senior Member dukedante's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricecg View Post
    Duke
    Making a tarp now will let you know.
    Cool. Try to measure your caulk/mineral spirits ratio if you can. That would be super helpful.

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    Senior Member JohnSawyer's Avatar
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    I lay in a 1.1 single, and I'm 210# - ish. It stretches, but is really comfortable.

    A DL would be more comfortable, as the stretching issue is less.

    I say go for it.

    Here's my favorite hammock I've made so far... http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=47519

    it's based loosely on this design, without the shelf: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...hlight=warbird The beast is over 11' of fabric, my current design is 10'6". If you're 6' or taller, 11' is great..

    John
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    FWIW...an earlier poster stated this was a 1.0 oz/sy material and I agree. By my calculations and scales, I came up with 1.03 oz/sy.

    At 175 lbs., I have done a "quicky" no sew, gathered and lashed test hammock that was comfy and stretchy. As I'm not a gram counter, I prefer this material used in a double layer build (finishing my second one today).

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    Senior Member dukedante's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    FWIW...an earlier poster stated this was a 1.0 oz/sy material and I agree. By my calculations and scales, I came up with 1.03 oz/sy.

    At 175 lbs., I have done a "quicky" no sew, gathered and lashed test hammock that was comfy and stretchy. As I'm not a gram counter, I prefer this material used in a double layer build (finishing my second one today).
    I also came up with less than 1.1- I got 1.01 oz/yd
    I just cut a piece, tied an overhand knot and slipped a whoopie over it. Works pretty comfy so far. I may actually trim it narrower.

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