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  • starnescr <starnescr@yahoo.com>
    Feb 7, 2003
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      It just occoured to me: the photo of the buckle David was
      mentionening has the drip ring in it. Look under photos under Coy
      Boys hammock pics. Is this what you had in mind Rick?

      Coy Boy

      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "starnescr <starnescr@y...>"
      <starnescr@y...> wrote:
      > Hi Rick
      >
      > Sorry but Crazy Crib beat you to it. Thier hammocks come with a
      > neoprene like square which is slit just big enough for the 1 inch
      > strap to slide through. I usually try to find trees about 13 to 15
      > feet apart so very little of my straps are exposed anyway but the
      > washers do prevent most of the rain from running down past them.
      >
      > Coy Boy
      >
      > PS Glad you found the target pad. Hope it works out for your needs.
      >
      > --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "geoflyfisher
      > <geoflyfisher@y...>" <geoflyfisher@y...> wrote:
      > > Its too cold right now to even think about rain in Ohio, but it
      > will
      > > be warmer and raining before we know what to do.
      > >
      > > As background, I build kayak paddles as a micro business. I
      have
      > > done a fair amount of thinking about drip rings on the paddles
      > > because (especially novice) kayak paddlers have a problem with
      > water
      > > running down off the upper blade onto the hands and into the
      > kayak.
      > >
      > > Hammocks are known to have similar problems - Ed says in his
      book,
      > > especially in early spring rains before the leaves come out.
      > Guess
      > > what is around the corner??
      > >
      > > Ed says in his book that liner socks work well to get the water
      > > coming down a support webbing to drip off before it gets to the
      > > hammock. Others have written about tying a string on the
      support
      > > rope or webbing.
      > >
      > > Has anyone tried making a little 3 gram washer out of neoprene,
      > about
      > > a half inch bigger in radius than the support? This would work
      > for
      > > either Ed's straps or the HH's Spectra cord hangers. The disk
      or
      > > oval about 1-1.5 inches in diameter would have either a slit or
      a
      > > hole punched in the middle and would be unobtrusively there
      > come ...
      > > or high water.
      > >
      > > There... that's my invention for the day. Call them Flyfisher
      > Drip
      > > Rings.
      > >
      > > Oh, an alternate which works pretty good is a "scrunchie"
      wrapped
      > > several times around the cord/strap. If ya dOn' know what a
      > > scrunchie is ask your wife/girl friend/daughter... its for the
      > > hair... for a pony tail. They also come in pediatric sizes
      which
      > are
      > > a little smaller and more useful for this purpose.
      > >
      > > Rick
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