- 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
- --- In email@example.com, "tim garner" <slowhike@y...>
> i`m also thinking about trying copper pipe or electricalOr maybe a PVC fitting... You could sand down all the sharp edges if
you wanted to.
Bill in Houston
- 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