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    Summer Bridge, Winter Bridge

    I now have made so many Bridge Hammocks that I made one for Summer and one for Winter. The summer one has a bug net sewed on on one long side and zippered shut. It's the Black One. The Winter one is simple, no ends, though that may change, and no bugnet.
    I made the bug net much the same way I make them for my Claytors. The Claytor bug net is simply a layer of no-see-em in addition to the two base layers of the hammock. Then you hang the bug net up with bungee cord to make it spacious inside.
    It is the same with the Bridge bug net. I made it the same shape as the base layer with the parabolic cuts, and added end caps and a zipper.
    The first picture is the black Bridge before, and the ones under the tarp are photos of my Winter Bridge.
    I got this idea off some pictures of some others who have made similar bug nets. Thanks to all of you who share.
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    Nice work. If I could throw together bidge hammocks as fast as you, I'd think about selling them around here. I'm sure you'd have a few customers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skskinner View Post
    I made the bug net much the same way I make them for my Claytors. ...

    It is the same with the Bridge bug net. I made it the same shape as the base layer with the parabolic cuts, and added end caps and a zipper.
    Hey Mule,
    clearly quality work, as usual.

    I'm working on a new "winter" hammock myself. Truth is I've got so many now I could have one for September, one for October, ... . So this one is made thinking about getting it under extra covers rather than under a bugnet.

    It hadn't occurred to me to cut my bugnet to follow the parabolic curve. It seems to me that what happens when loaded is that the the place where the bugnet is narrowest is also the place where the hammock sides are lowest, so you'd get a sort of hourglass shape. That is mitigated some though by the fact that the sides at the middle come in closer. So when you are in the hammock, is the bugnet appreciably higher at the head and foot than in the middle?

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    Looking good Mule.
    How did you attach the spreaders?
    I always liked what hangnout did.
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    On my self-end cap bridge I simply have the whole hammock body inside the two spreaders. I have cordage rings that extend out beyond the body and the spreaders just set in.
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    Summer Bridge with me in it, this might be too sexy for this forum.

    This is what it looks like with me in it, basically straight bug net like the Claytor and lays the same as before. Mule
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    Senior Member Mule's Avatar
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    Just like a jrb but with rubber end caps to protect tarp

    Quote Originally Posted by schrochem View Post
    Looking good Mule.
    How did you attach the spreaders?
    I always liked what hangnout did.
    I just put rubber end caps on the spreader bars so the slots would not rub the tarp.
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    Here's another shot of the spreader, but not the same bug net

    Just like JRBs with slots cut in them, then a rubber end cap. I drilled a hole in the end caps then cut slits in to the hole and slide them over the rings. Mule
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    got it...

    The netting isn't an hourglass because you have a ridgeline beneath that will make sure that the top is "level", the net just rests on the ridgeline.

    Notice that the netting is tightest in the middle, and has loose corners where it isn't tight at all. That's the expression of the phenomena I was talking about.

    Trying to fit bugnet to a bridge is a serious pain, and your way is easy. So you have baggy corners of netting. No big deal.

    I'm liking the idea of rubber caps on the spreader bars. Where did you get the caps you used?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    The netting isn't an hourglass because you have a ridgeline beneath that will make sure that the top is "level", the net just rests on the ridgeline.

    Notice that the netting is tightest in the middle, and has loose corners where it isn't tight at all. That's the expression of the phenomena I was talking about.

    Trying to fit bugnet to a bridge is a serious pain, and your way is easy. So you have baggy corners of netting. No big deal.

    I'm liking the idea of rubber caps on the spreader bars. Where did you get the caps you used?

    Grizz
    Grizz, I found the caps at Lowes, but both times I have found them it took me a long time, and I think it will take a while the next time. I cannot remember what department they are in, sorry. By the way, I don't have a ridgeline actually. I have loops right inside the zippers and I sewed some edge stuff to the single piece of no-see-um to take the strain off. They are just held up with loops but it essentially makes a ridgline. If I set it up again I won't pull the bungee so hard but you are correct in saying the center is a little tight compared to the ends. Had I cut the end caps in a Vee instead of a blended curve with a pleat down the middle of the top half of the end cap, I think it would even be better. Mule
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