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    Shamu/IX fix...

    I have been messin' with my Shamu IX underquilt since I got 'em. The problem, that has been well documented, is the gap under the feet of the hanger. IX doesn't 'bunch' like other things which is what causes this.

    So I was sitting here on Hammock forums Sunday night when I had an epiphany... GRIP CLIPS!

    Of course, I ran to the hammock room and started in with the grip clips; well, I had to find 'em first...

    Here is the typical Grip Clip clipped through the hammock body holding the Shamu on.


    Before Grip Clip...


    After Grip Clip...




    I also attached a grip clip at the shoulder to keep the underquilt from slipping off during the night. Happy Happy Joy Joy!
    I used three grip clips, two on the foot end one on the shoulder.

    Okay, so, this opens up a whole new realm for me. I have been thinking of a way to build an underquilt that is more biased for coverage; kind of an asym underquilt that has a little where it's needed (in the shoulder and feet) but less where it isn't. The difficulty has been in keeping the whole thing nice and tight to the hammock.

    But not anymore!

    Gotta play around with it some more, but it is already miles better than it was.
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    All righty then, a good idea!
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    Nicely done! Great mod and thanks for the photos!

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    Nice idea. This might just be the cure for a few different issues and could replace the suspension all together.
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    Great idea, thanks. Now where do we get them?

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    And you learned this right as my shamu is on order... Thanks for sharing...

    I looked an amazon for "grip clips" and came up with a bunch of chip bag clips... Anyone have a link to what he used??? Or at least a make and model info.
    Last edited by Brute1100; 09-26-2012 at 09:49.
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    Grip Clip Home

    Grip Clip Store

    I used the general purpose Grip Clips for this.
    I have a lot of Grip Clips, they are great for all kinds of stuff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MuseJr View Post
    Nice idea. This might just be the cure for a few different issues and could replace the suspension all together.
    I think so as well. I have a few ideas to try when my big box of stuff from Scott arrives and I have a little time for sewing it up. After playing with them for a few days I think I can eliminate the suspension and just use the grip clips; with a little mod of course! I also want to see what the weight difference is; not that I care, but y'all do!
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    Good improv!
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    Do local hardware stores carry that brand? You recommend one brand over another or are they all basically the same. I can see many applications with hammocks.

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