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    pluq suspension line length?

    Hello,

    Im in the middle of building my pluq but ive run into a problem, since this is my first uq im not sure how long the suspension line length should be or how tight i should be.

    is there any magic number for a wbbb?

    Thanks,
    A.Bottoms

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    What I did was to make my suspension lines the length of the body of my hammock + 8" (for the end stopper knots). This meant that, slack, the PLUQ just barely brushed the bottom of the hammock. So I could tighten it up to the bottom of the hammock or leave it loose if I wanted to vent it.

    For a WBBB, that'd come in at ~128" for the suspension line length, per Warbonnet's webpage dimensions.

    Hope it helps!


    Edit: Note that if you want to use a different suspension than just a straight "up to the cordlocks" one, you'll need extra length. If you do something like Scum's suspension system or triangle thingies, you'll need to eyeball it once the PLUQ is hung.
    "Just prepare what you can and enjoy the rest."
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    thats just for one side right?

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    Depends on the cord your using.
    Some shock cord stretches more than others, so its a "test it" kind of solution. What I do is leave the shock cord long (even on the spool), then set up the hammock, hang the uq, adjust the length of the suspension, then trim any excess cord off and knot it. This eliminates any excess weight from the quilt suspension.

    Each uq is different in the diy world, so if your designing more quilts, you may need different lengths of s.c. suspension to get the proper fit, depending on weight of quilt, strength of shockcord, length of hammock or quilt, etc.

    If you are building more quilts of similar size, weight and length, then you can use this quilts cord length as reference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.Bottoms View Post
    thats just for one side right?
    Yep. At least, that's what I did. Gargoyle's suggestion has definite merit, as well, though.
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