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4125RE: [Hammock Camping] What? No 1.9 oz fabric?!

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  • Ed Speer
    Dec 15, 2003
      Sorry for the confusion Jim.  The 1.9 oz.yd2 ripstop is still the bast fabric for my hammocks--I just don't sew it exceprt for edge hems.  The end knots are tied, not sewed.  In the post below, I'm suggesting stronger fabric for anyone sewing quilting lines into the bottom fabric of their hammock...Ed
      -----Original Message-----
      From: Jim & Marlis Greenway [mailto:greenway@...]
      Sent: Monday, December 15, 2003 7:09 PM
      To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [Hammock Camping] What? No 1.9 oz fabric?!

      Ed said:
      >>Rick, I've had bad luck with ANY stiching in the 1.9 oz/yd2 ripstop
      fabric. While failure is not immediate, it will happen after prolonged
      use--it's only a question of time.  It's not the sewing thread that
      fails--it's the fabric itself where it has been perforated by the sewing
      needle!  A quilted hammock bottom like you suggest is possible, but I'd
      suggest stronger fabric--perhaps 3.5 oz/yd2 or heavier...Ed

      Wait, wait, time out! :-) I must have missed something in those digests I
      didn't have time to read. Are you NOT recommending 1.9 oz ripstop any more
      for the hammock body? It's in the book and you suggested it back in June
      when we swapped emails during the construction of my SH. As a matter of fact
      you steered me to it when I was toying with going with heavier stuff. I've
      already spent three weeks of nights in mine in the last six months. What's
      the story? Say it ain't so......Jim - high poobah of the Loyal Order of
      Hammock Sleeping Knights of Speer, NW Ga. temple

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