I found the leak problem while in the backyard (which is a golf course,
and has two perfectly placed trees in a nearby rough) when they turned
on the sprinklers (this is a euphemism for "drenchers") at about 2:30 in
the morning. I had a hard time figuring out where the water was coming
from, and eventually figured it must be coming along the support
webbing. So out came the GE Silicone Caulk and the caulking gun. What I
didn't think about was the drip string -- great addition.
I haven't had a chance to try it out under the same conditions yet, to
see if the problem is solved, but I'll be heading out with it into
Northern California's Klamath Wilderness and the likelihood that we'll
get rained on at some point over the next week is pretty high, so maybe
I'll find out there.
> Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 20:19:10 EDT
> From: rosaleen43@...
> Subject: Re: Digest Number 298
> We had the same problem with heavy rain causing leakage from the ends of the
> Safari. I talked with Tom about this. I had first thought to add a "drip
> line," and in speaking to him found out the ends are not heat sealed as on
> the original. I liberally applied seamsealer to one end, all stitching
> layers I could access, as well as the end of the strap where it meets the
> body. On the other end, I sewed on just a little tail of string to encourage
> a directed waterway, then seamsealed the strap end and where it attaches.
> We've had some pretty severe storms since then with no leakage. I laid in
> the hammock for about 10 minutes after it had rained for 3 hours, still no
> water. The problem seems to be solved for me, I hope it works for you.