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    Senior Member uncle_ray_ray's Avatar
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    Finally made myself a hammock!

    After using my double layer 1.1 WWBB for almost a year, I decided it was time for me to make my own hammock. Don't get me wrong I love my WWBB, just wanted to see what I could do personally. I made mine from a single layer of 1.5 breathable nylon, with a 70" width and 126" length with an established structural ridgeline of 103". I attached the no-seeum netting to the outer edges of the hammock AFTER I erected my structural ridgeline! and sewed a continuous double zipper on one edge for entry. The extra width and length makes for a more comfortable lay. Upon trying it out, I noticed I didn't get the calf issue I normally will sometimes get with my WBBB, I was able to get a fantasticallly longer diagonal lay. I did utilize WB's elastic stays to maintain a tauntness on the hammock outer edge and netting.
    With snakeskins, webbing, clips, whoopies and bag it came in at 1 lb. 5 oz.; 5 oz less than my WBBB with same setup. I'll be designing a storage space within the hammock to house my big junk (there's plenty of room at the top of this hammock, so I may be putting that space to good use as a nighttime storage spot, and of course a ridgeline organization bag goes along with the outfit.
    Plan on trying it out in the "real" within a few weeks if not sooner.
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    Looks sweet Ray Ray! Keep up the good work!

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    Nice work Ray.

    I saw your pic and thought you stole my hammock.
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    Looks great! I'll be glad when my wife teaches me how to use her sewing machine!
    ~Sonny~

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    Ok, now you're just showing off. Speaking as someone who is DIY impaired, I'm jealous. But definitely nice work! Well done!
    "If you play a Nicleback song backwards, you'll hear messages from the devil. Even worse, if you play it forward, you'll hear Nickleback." - Dave Grohl

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    Very well done, mind if I ask what it cost you ?

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    Senior Member uncle_ray_ray's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loneoak View Post
    Very well done, mind if I ask what it cost you ?
    Way less than $50.00

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    Senior Member uncle_ray_ray's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    Nice work Ray.

    I saw your pic and thought you stole my hammock.
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    Thought you weren't going to tell any one!
    If I had seen your's before designing mine, I think I would have!
    Its very nicely done.
    I just took a look at your tarp and it looks remarkable like my DIY tarp! WOW!!!
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    Sharp setup, Ray!

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    Very nice! Might have to try that style one of these days.

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