12634Keeping the hammock dry...
- Jan 29, 2006Just to keep the thread going regarding the ongoing saga of water running
down the straps and soaking the hammock.
Here's my latest "water blocker" idea for my hammock straps. It's working
very well so far.
I cut apart an inner tube, and made two discs about 2.5" in diameter
each. I cut a slot in each one, and
slid one over each hanging strap. I ran a thin bead of silicone on each
side of the disc along both sides of the strap.
This may not be absolutely necessary, but I wanted to rule out any
possibility of wicking. So far they are blocking
any water I can make run down the straps, and they weigh practically
nothing (less than 1/2 oz total). Long term test when I get back from
Oregon this week (I know - Oregon is the perfect place to test the idea,
but work will be getting in the way of that).
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