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  • tim garner
    more thoughts & questions about the adjuster system i`m working on. 1st, i managed to break the 1 walmart poly webbing once, & would have a second time had
    Message 1 of 6 , Nov 3, 2005
      more thoughts & questions about the adjuster system i`m working
      on. 1st, i managed to break the 1" walmart poly webbing once, &
      would have a second time had i not seen it first. i think the reason
      being is that the distance between the hammock loop & eye bolt on my
      wall was only about 10-12" and the webbing was seriously bunched-up at
      both attachment points & therefore bunched-up all the way between
      also. it was attached to the eye bolt w/ a knot so i`ve replaced that
      w/ a sewn 3" loop now. SIDE NOTE... i love to swing in the hammock,
      so i`m sure this played it`s part. but now i`m looking to reduce
      bunching somewhat at the attachment points. BACK TO THE HAMMOCK
      LOOP... the quick setup & adjustment using the 2" bar is working well.
      i`m thinking about using a larger tube insted of the 5/16" bar. the
      larger bar should help to reduce bunching by providing a larger flat
      surface for the webbing to lay on as it makes 1st contact. last night
      i used one of the EASTON tubular tent stakes (9" long) just for
      testing. i`m also thinking about trying copper pipe or electrical
      conduit. at 2-3" i think they would be hard to collapse or bend by the
      force of a flat webbing. ...slowhike...just thinking out loud
    • Bill in Houston
      ... Or maybe a PVC fitting... You could sand down all the sharp edges if you wanted to. Bill in Houston
      Message 2 of 6 , Nov 3, 2005
        --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "tim garner" <slowhike@y...>
        wrote:
        > i`m also thinking about trying copper pipe or electrical
        > conduit.

        Or maybe a PVC fitting... You could sand down all the sharp edges if
        you wanted to.

        Bill in Houston
      • tim garner
        another idea to check out. like some of the others said, it may end up being just as easy to tie the strap to the tree. but i`ve done some experimenting w/
        Message 3 of 6 , Jul 31, 2006
          another idea to check out.
          like some of the others said, it may end up being just as easy to tie
          the strap to the tree. but i`ve done some experimenting w/ this too.
          one reason is that when you set-up in the rain it would be nice to do
          the fine tuning under the tarp.
          in the photos, under slowhike/ hammock adjustments you`ll see photos
          of one idea.
          i havent spent much time w/ this set-up yet, seting-up & taking
          down, but i have slept w/ it several nights. it`s not going any where
          after it`s set. ...tim
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