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    Thanks SC. Joan's F, the lady directed me to the Rip- stop section and disappeared. All's good, I was better looking in a previous life. I'll return tomorrow and re-read the bolt end and see if I can cypher the Denier.

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    Noobie here...

    Hey, All,

    I'm new to HF, having started hanging about three years ago. All of my hammock time is either during solo bicycle tours or camping with my grandson on cub scout outings. I have a HHBA.

    I have a lot of experience with sewing, so after reading all the great posts here I will attempt to make a HHBA clone.

    My first question is regarding how the HH ends are joined together. In removing the fabric cover I see that there appears a part made of plastic thru which the cords are wrapped.

    Please help me understand why this method is not replicated vs. the bunched-up style. Also, any one know what that plastic thingy is in the HH at the end of hammock?


    Great site, I'm enjoying the readings very much.

    Thanks for your help.

    Bob
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    Hello,

    I am working on my own version of this project, but I have no experience with hammocks. I think it is going well, except I don't know how long the ridgeline should be. Is there a formula or rule of thumb to figure this out? How much tension should the ridgeline have on it?

    Thanks so much and It's great to find this forum!

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    ~93% of the bottom length. So say you have a 100" long hammock, the ridge should be about 93".
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    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock View Post
    ~93% of the bottom length. So say you have a 100" long hammock, the ridge should be about 93".
    Did you mean about 83%? Most HH, WBBB, etc are around 80%-83%

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    No I've been doing mine based on ~93%. My SUL DIY is 100" long and the ridge is 92.something inches.
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    Thanks for the advice!

    I had noticed someone said they made their ridgeline 80% of total length, but my math kept giving me 92" for a 100" hammock.

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    Question What if you don't use the tie outs

    I've been gathering, ciphering and planning and am just about to make my first hammock and am wondering how an asym lies if you don't attach the tie-outs? I really don't want to loose that gentle swinging.

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    The tie-outs don't affect how the hammock lays, just how roomy it seems. It keeps the bug net spread out and can keep floppy hammock edges out of your face...but the elastic's strength is nothing compared to your body weight, so it doesn't change the actual lay of the hammock.

    I almost never use my tie-outs...so seldom that I've actually removed them from two of my four hammocks with tie-outs, and I've never added them to any of my DIY hammocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    The tie-outs don't affect how the hammock lays, just how roomy it seems. It keeps the bug net spread out and can keep floppy hammock edges out of your face...but the elastic's strength is nothing compared to your body weight, so it doesn't change the actual lay of the hammock.

    I almost never use my tie-outs...so seldom that I've actually removed them from two of my four hammocks with tie-outs, and I've never added them to any of my DIY hammocks.
    Same here. Although lately I have been using a tie out on the foot end of my latest hammock, but even then I debate with myself about the usefulness of it.
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