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    Hammock Clew

    Hammock Clew


    This is how to do it - Thanks to Nautile at KHWW



    For more hammock info
    http://pineapple.myfunforum.org/forum96.php

    If you want to learn how to net go back to the index - over a dozen netting related topics. Tony

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    It looks like this is the point where hammocks become art!
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    WOOHOO! This was just what I was looking for! This looks really awesome. I want to make an authentic circa 1800s british sailing hammock and this is the key. More info here:

    > http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=56770

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    dejoha,
    If you want to make a british sailing hammock check out the link below the photo I posted. Look for HMS Richmond. Tony

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    What's the advantage of the clew over single loops or dog bones? Either way the angle of the individual loops will be similar or the same so the hammock lay is the same.

    Quote Originally Posted by asemery View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtwheels View Post
    What's the advantage of the clew over single loops or dog bones? Either way the angle of the individual loops will be similar or the same so the hammock lay is the same.
    The clew brings all the lines of the netting in one attachment point. If you use a net design it keeps the lines from wraping around each other. It allows for better distribution of the force stress along the various lines (if it is done right) and it is just plain beautiful to behold. But it is an art form in and of itself. Think macrame on steriods.
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    Can't argue the art aspect, but better distribution of forces is questionable. I see no advantage to the clew's distribution than my example below. And if one strand/loop is damaged with the clew, the clew must be replaced. If you took all the loops/dog bones to a biner then the damaged loop/dog bone may be replaced individually.







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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    The clew brings all the lines of the netting in one attachment point. If you use a net design it keeps the lines from wraping around each other. It allows for better distribution of the force stress along the various lines (if it is done right) and it is just plain beautiful to behold. But it is an art form in and of itself. Think macrame on steriods.

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    I used to rig multiple lines for a living. I'll take a clew over any other system everytime. HYOH
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    The clew I made has 14 strands making 28 leads to my netted garden hammock. These leads go to 24 meshes in the body of the hammock and 2 leads at each end go to the side braids. It is difficult to see but each lead is several inches too long. If any lead is damaged it is a simple matter to undo the lead where it meets the hammock and adjust so that you have enough to tie ends together.
    If it is necessary with a hemostat it is easy to grab the ends to tie in a new lead - a simple over under weave.


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