4774Re: Subject: Re: Shane- the MacCat-Catenary Cut?
- Mar 1 6:28 PMHi, todd-
You and I haven't corresponded for a while. I hope all is well with you and yours. I'm glad to see our paths continue to cross.
I have a suggestion for reducing hammock fly flap. Try adding some weight to the side tie outs. Tom suggested a pair of small silnylon bags, weighted with a few stones found around the campsite. Tie or clip one of each to the side tie out rings of glove hooks. I would be more likely to use a nylon mesh bag (home made). The mesh wouldn't hold any rain water. I think some have tried tying water bottles or some such to the sides. The mesh bags seem easiest to me.
Subject: Subject: Re: Shane- the MacCat-Catenary Cut?
Isn't the MacCat a smaller, HH sized version of the heptawing? That was my
I am looking to upgrade my HH UL Backpacker's stock fly to one that doesn't
flap unmercifully in light wind and keep me awake. An absolutely great hammock,
but with a mediocre fly.
Getting in slackens the fly, and I don't enjoy super-taut bungee reinforced
guy lines, so I've been using a second, independent overhead ridge line for the
fly, which helps. But I'd like a design that is inherently more wind
resistant. I'll stay with the second ridge line, that's a winner.
I'd appreciate your comments based on your heptawing experience. (And anyone
that's using Brian's fly to replace the HH stock fly.)
Best, Todd in Tarzana.
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