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    Senior Member SGT Rock's Avatar
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    My Dutchware Quilt Hook System

    I have had a couple of queries about how I have been using my Dutchware Quilt Hooks and getting rid of all those hammock lines and "tweaks" to make underquilts work better. The system I've been using for a few months now seems to be optimal for me.

    Yes, I am under a carport for this one, one of my hammock trees blew over in a recent storm. I'm on my way outside now to go start building a permanent hammock hanging lab.



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    Brilliant!

    Let me say that again, brilliant!
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    Once again, Sgt Rock leaves conventional wisdom in the tent and forges new, simple solutions! Kudos!

    I've also been dissatisfied with complex quilt suspensions. This gives me a lot to think about!

    I use a symmetrical hammock because I switch sides & diagonals throughout the night, so I might like to keep a "daisy chain" of attachment points for more flexibility.
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    Excellent explanation Rock, I very much like your set-up which would work extremely well with my net-less hammock. Now I just gotta figure out a way to do this on one with a net.
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    Great work as always, SGT Rock. Looks like I need some hooks!

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    Senior Member SGT Rock's Avatar
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    I'm sure Dutch will "hook" you up.
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    Senior Member SGT Rock's Avatar
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    We also just finished putting up posts for the privacy fence around the "Hammock Lab".. After the break we start pouring more cement for the "trees". I hope to have it done and usable by the weekend.
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    Senior Member SGT Rock's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Once again, Sgt Rock leaves conventional wisdom in the tent and forges new, simple solutions! Kudos!

    I've also been dissatisfied with complex quilt suspensions. This gives me a lot to think about!

    I use a symmetrical hammock because I switch sides & diagonals throughout the night, so I might like to keep a "daisy chain" of attachment points for more flexibility.
    It is not easy to change in the middle of the night. What might work is to keep the lines slightly longer and put the "shoulder" loops higher up. Then you could adjust the quilt by just moving the cord locks on the main lines.
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    Senior Member SGT Rock's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cranky Bear View Post
    Excellent explanation Rock, I very much like your set-up which would work extremely well with my net-less hammock. Now I just gotta figure out a way to do this on one with a net.
    I think that the middle support may be a little superfluous but I feel better having it. You might try doing it without the middle. Another option might be to use a hook in the center with a center "guide" point or perhaps using grip clip in the center.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Once again, Sgt Rock leaves conventional wisdom in the tent and forges new, simple solutions! Kudos!

    I've also been dissatisfied with complex quilt suspensions. This gives me a lot to think about!

    I use a symmetrical hammock because I switch sides & diagonals throughout the night, so I might like to keep a "daisy chain" of attachment points for more flexibility.
    Might work if you used 6 'clip on' quilt hooks. That would probably give you the flexibility your looking for. My only concern with this would be whether or not they can hold the weight of a UQ on their own.
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