5169Just FInished a double bottom Hammock + Silnylon tips
- Mar 29, 2004I just finished my double layer (1.1oz) hammock. It's great! I have a
couple comments (and thanks to all who have contributed to this forum!):
I bought a butane-powered soldering iron to cut the nylon (you can use
a regular one, but the butane one is "cordless"). It's a 40 watt one
from Radio Shack. It's a perfect tool for cutting the nylong. Very nice.
The 1.1 ounce ripstop nylon from Thru-hiker is really nice (as is the
Sewing the 1.1 ounce ripstop is really easy. It didn't take me long to
get the hang of doing the seams on-the-fly.
I'm going to make a tarp like Risk's (he's my hero) that's 5' x 10'
out of Silnylon.
It looks like the silnylong is going to be significantly harder to do
the edge seams. Does tape help hold it? I want to make the seam about
3/4" so I can reinforce the tie-outs with some webbing (a la Ray
The reinforced corners are making things harder, since I can't pin the
reinforcements to the silnylong. It seems that masking tape may work.
I read that someone sewed through tape then removed it after the
sewing is done.
Anyone have silnylon tips?
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