Page 48 of 55 FirstFirst ... 384647484950 ... LastLast
Results 471 to 480 of 550
  1. #471
    Senior Member alrany187's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Along the Straits of Niagara
    Hammock
    DIY w/ MSB, MMG Bivy Hammock
    Tarp
    12x10 Ripstop DIY
    Insulation
    DIY 2/3 PLUQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie/webbing
    Posts
    214
    Images
    56
    Having used and experimented with the MSB on all of my hammocks, it is my opinion that the Amsteel loop in the channel creates the "sag" or space between the MSB and the hammock. The purpose of the MSB is to provide a constant space between the 2 corners. The "sag" can be adjusted any number of ways as has been shown throughout this thread.

  2. #472

    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    929
    Images
    28
    If its the spread that's an issue, this shouldn't be hard to fiddle with either.
    We'd want our spreader bar to be threaded so you can expand it and contract it, and you'd want the loop through the end of the hammock to be setup as some sort adjustable loop so you can maintain the slack of the loop in proportion to the width of the hammock.

    I wonder if we could replace the spreader bar with an inflatable ball/bag/bladder in the tip of the hammock that flares the fabric out as it comes down away from the whipped end.

    This would make the two adjustments (width and corner pull) separate.

  3. #473
    Detail Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    DIY Cat Cut Hex
    Insulation
    Incubator, Burrow
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    879
    Images
    5
    The sag makes the centerline of the hammock effectively longer than the sides, thus eliminating a tight centerline we call calf ridge.

    @ Downhill Trucker: Do you find that with the small loops in the channels that the sides of the hammock get tight, like when you are sitting in the hammock getting in or out? I have played with different amounts of sag and with an extreme amount the hammock feels like a bathtub, with high sides that are tight under the knees when sitting in the hammock.

  4. #474
    Senior Member Pipsissewa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Yancey Co., NC - Home of Mt. Mitchell
    Hammock
    Too many to list
    Tarp
    Cuben with doors
    Insulation
    FlThrwr UQ+DIY TQ
    Suspension
    Whoopies + straps
    Posts
    1,691
    Images
    7
    Downhill Trucker: I was planning on making a new hammock almost exactly this way (instead of squeezing the channel ends real tight, they're left to "float" in a loose loop, replicating the "arch" of the mini-spreader bar).

    My plan is to make a continuous loop, then run it through the channel, then lark's head my whoopie to the two loops. (instead of your whoopie hook) How long is your loop?

    I think yours looks great! Thanks for posting, DT!
    "Pips"
    Mountains have a dreamy way
    Of folding up a noisy day
    In quiet covers, cool and gray.

    ---Leigh Buckner Hanes

    Surely, God could have made a better way to sleep.

    Surely, God never did.

  5. #475
    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Checotah, Oklahoma
    Hammock
    Varies
    Tarp
    GargoyleGear Ogee
    Insulation
    UQ-varies w/season
    Suspension
    onrope buckle
    Posts
    5,982
    Pips, I've been doing this, only with a cinch buckle instead of the whoopie. IMO, the length of the loop is not critical, unless you plan to wedge something in there to hold the loop open.
    Dave

    http://www.uark.edu/misc/xtimber/rna/pattonsbluff.html

    It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.
    John Steinbeck

  6. #476
    Senior Member Pipsissewa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Yancey Co., NC - Home of Mt. Mitchell
    Hammock
    Too many to list
    Tarp
    Cuben with doors
    Insulation
    FlThrwr UQ+DIY TQ
    Suspension
    Whoopies + straps
    Posts
    1,691
    Images
    7
    OG--Thanks! I'm probably over-thinking it!
    "Pips"
    Mountains have a dreamy way
    Of folding up a noisy day
    In quiet covers, cool and gray.

    ---Leigh Buckner Hanes

    Surely, God could have made a better way to sleep.

    Surely, God never did.

  7. #477
    old4hats's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Ball Ground, Ga.
    Posts
    1,864
    Quote Originally Posted by Duffy View Post
    My effort so far:

    I'm working on a full-time hammock, so weight isn't an issue. U-bolts from Home Depot with wing-nuts for easy removal (for laundering). 6" red oak 1x1's for the bars. I can detect no center ridge at all with this set up. Wonderfully flat...Mighty Mouse is a happy camper!
    Duffy, what length is that hammock, please. I'm doing a bit of playing with things and while using an 11ft. table cloth I am basically sleeping across it, wondering if I can go a bit straighter with your mod.

  8. #478
    Redoleary's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Pennfield Twp, MI
    Hammock
    DIY gathered end
    Tarp
    Hinterland gear
    Insulation
    down bag
    Suspension
    strap & E.T.'s
    Posts
    3,183
    Images
    69
    On my latest tablecloth hammock I made a large continuous loop fed it thru the channel and pick up my SRL that comes thru a hole in the middle of the channel. Nothing new I show a similar setup a few pages back. But the continuous loop is larks headed to the ring on each end, rather than spliced thru the channel. I dont know if that makes sense, but I find it comfortable enough to not bother with the bar.https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-w...of+17%2529.jpg
    Good luck,
    RED

    My Youtube Channel

    Deep peace of the running wave to you.
    Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
    Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
    Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
    Deep peace without end to you.
    adapted from - ancient gaelic runes

  9. #479

    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    929
    Images
    28
    Right, this is what I want to try first, but intentionally make the loop several times bigger than it really needs to be and make it so I can adjust how far up the loop the corners sit so I can see if there's a sweet spot or a point at which things get worse.

  10. #480
    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Checotah, Oklahoma
    Hammock
    Varies
    Tarp
    GargoyleGear Ogee
    Insulation
    UQ-varies w/season
    Suspension
    onrope buckle
    Posts
    5,982
    The idea isn't fully developed, yet, but I've got a piece of 1.5" pvc stuck in my loops to open them up a bit.
    Dave

    http://www.uark.edu/misc/xtimber/rna/pattonsbluff.html

    It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.
    John Steinbeck

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •