3860[Hammock Camping] Re: boat hammock
- Dec 1, 2003I have about 7 ft - hence the thought about using spreader bars. The
hammock only needs to fit my son - though it would be great if I
could fit in it!
When touring the replica of the Endeavour, I saw the hammocks used by
the sailors. Officers got fancier models with spreaders. Think they
used a canvas material.
I was also thinking; the spreader bars could be curved - so that they
are holding the ends of the hammock in the curve that a normal
hammock would have - just doing without that last foot or so of
fabric at either end.
I did wonder if the blanket material would be too loose and stretchy -
seems you guys thought the same.
--- In email@example.com, ra1@i... wrote:
> How much room do you have? I keep coming back in my mind to those
> the first scenes of "Master and Commander".
> The inexpensive travel hammock may be able to be held up by an
eyebolt to which
> you attach a carabiner at either end. If you have 9 feet of space,
> be able to hang any of the Speer like hammocks with minimal webbing
> either end.
> Of course, you have already thought about hanging the hammock
> diagonal instead of straight across.
> As for using blanket material, it may not have the strength of
ripstop and begin
> to sag badly when you put your weight in it.
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