7432Re: [Hammock Camping] How tight? What Angle?
- Dec 6, 2004I opened the file and will have a look. Thanks.
It is a Speer type, double layer, 1.1 oz ripstop. It is gray. (That
was a joke). The rope is some cheesy fat rope we had lying around.
I doubt it stretches much under my 165 lbs. But it is not as easy to
tie tight as thinner rope would be, so I need to make allowances for
Does 8.0 refer to the total length of your hammock body after it is
I know that I need to try it myself, and that there are lots of
variables. I am just looking for a starting point.
And Ralph, speaking of wives, I was imagining hanging mine too tight,
having it rip in half, and my wife laughing her head off.
Thanks again, everyone. If it ever quits raining I will actually use
Bill in Houston
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Dave Womble" <dpwomble@y...>
> I have some info in my folder (Youngblood) in the files section.
> dimensions I give are after stretch, so like was previous posted itI
> does change a tad depending on the amount of stretch you get. With
> my Speer class hammocks, with my weight and using 1/4" hollow braid
> polypro rope, I would guess that I am getting about 10% stretch and
> allow for that when I hang my hammock by shortening the supportget
> ropes. I can usually pace off the distance between supports and
> it hung pretty close on the first try. What kind of hammock areyou
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