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    Senior Member lvleph's Avatar
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    New MacCat Deluxe Clone and Rolled Hammock

    So I just finished my MacCat Deluxe clone and decided to take some pics with my new rolled hammock.




    EDIT: Yes, I know it is not taut, but I was getting annoyed and just wanted it set up.
    Both of these pics were taken right before I broke my ego.

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    very nice job..looks like a pro job to me...bet it sleeps well too..

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    The hammock is 120", but I will put a ridge line in for 100" and the Tarp is 130".

    EDIT: I am trying to figure out if I should make a permanent ridge line or a removable one. I am not sure why I would ever really need to remove the ridge line.
    Last edited by lvleph; 04-02-2007 at 19:27.

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    looks great. if you ever become concerned about the slim coverage at the hammock ends, you may want to take another look at the storage end covers.
    i need to get back on that project & show a trimer, simpler version that would be more attractive to folks. ...tim
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Senior Member lvleph's Avatar
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    I think, once I have a ridge line the coverage will be fine.

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    Looks good lvleph! Now you've got to take a trip and try it out.

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    Yep, this weekend I am going out. I haven't figured out where, but I know it will be in Northern/Central Virginia. I am hoping to make it to SEHHA, but I need to come up with a ride. I am going to try and add a ridge line to the hammock so that it is more comfortable. I have it set up to use a removable ridge line. Sorry that I have no pic of the hammock. When I set it up for that pic it fell. I didn't have the ring buckles secured.

    I am thinking of having a removable bug netting, but I don't want to use a zipper, and I am unsure if Velcro will work on a HH clone (with no bottom entry).
    I have decided that the Figure 9s are what I will use for the ridge tie outs on the tarp. Those cams cannot be used for that. I did manage to use them but not in the way they are intended to be used. It is funny the way one comes up with *******ized ways of doing things when one wants to just get it up.

    I still need to seem seal the tarp. I will probably do that today. One thing I learned to simplify the construction of the MacCat is to try and not cut any of the curves until you have everything measured and drawn out. Then I put the second panel underneath the one with all the lines drawn and cut both at the same time. In addition, I hate to pin, so when I was pinning the edges to get ready for hemming I realized most of the hemming problems are caused by the corners and so I just pinned the corners. This made things so much quicker. Oh, and double sewing the hem IMO makes it look so much cleaner. I am definitely going to do that on my Micro clone.

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    Man, that setup looks great. This site has spawned some great DIY gear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    Man, that setup looks great. This site has spawned some great DIY gear.

    and less help for new folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewker View Post
    and less help for new folks.
    What do you mean by that?

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