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    Praised be scum

    I speak of HF Member "scum" and cadge some thinking and tweaking from a recent post of his on his modification to a UQ.

    That modification abandoned his earlier innovation in UQ suspension. It is his credited adaptation of HF Member Knotty's mod of hammocks that I wish to bring up here instead of starting a new thread. Hijacking? Not if I'm addressing OP's expressed concern for stuff falling out of the gathered end hammock when assuming the diagonal position.

    The Knotty mod puts a draw string (or two, or four) through segments of what I like to call the gunwales of the hammock, up where there is usually (but doesn't have to be) a hem and a side-channel. Those draw strings, with a stopper at the hole, can be used to tighten up the hammock at those lengths where the fabric is sometimes loose.

    Well: Why not modify the hammock to incorporate permanent shock cord of suitably light strength to take up that slack instead? That is what scum has done to his UQ, and he reports that his "stretch side" modification, along with draft collars have made a UQ at high-risk-to-gaps-and-leakage quite the opposite. http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...5&postcount=32

    I'll leave it to another thread, enthusiasts, grey-beards, or eventually the OP to say why gathered end hammocks seem to lack any tailoring of the bed. I mean by that when you undo the gathered end, you have a simple rectangles of fabric, with straight sides, straight ends and no darts or pleats.
    Last edited by DemostiX; 02-14-2013 at 23:09. Reason: clarity?

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    I'm confused. Are there pictures of the hammock available?

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    This has been bouncing around around for awhile. If you read the second line of the OP you can get a gist of where this post was headed. Almost reread the entire 14 pages of this post and said, Why? How can you improve or advance upon something beyond the point that was reached hundreds if not thousands of years ago. Sure we can utilize advanced materials and throw in some tweaks here and there but to think that one individual on his on without input from others could create the ultimate hammock borders on the ridiculious. This olddog is getting to the point that useless post are impinging upon my valuable hammock forum time. Calling you out LostinSpace, put up or shut up.

    Sorry folks, just had to unload on someone and from someone that shares everything with the forum family this thread just pulled my string.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Innovations and DIY plans seem to be a very touchy subject of late - and in some cases very justified.
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    When does the mind blowing begin?

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    This thread should just get closed down. It is pointless, and does nothing but stir up controversy.

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