Thanks for the info Gregg,
I was just wondering if that parachute fabric at 1.1 oz was somehow
special and stronger than 1.1oz ripstop. I don't think I want to try
a silnylon hammock. I'm afraid it would not be breathable enough
esp. in warm weather. I was just wondering if anyone had any
scientific or engieering data on the stength of different fabrics,
including also the silk habotai that others have used. My current
single layer hammock of 1.9 oz DWR ripstop weighs 9.2 oz including
the ropes. A double hammock of lighter material would be no
improvement in wgt. 8mm silk should weigh about 1.03 oz/sq yd and
10mm 1.28 oz. With the recent post(#16843) of the silk hammock
failing, I'm hesitant to be the next silk hammock tester by trial
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, gregg <gspoerin@...> wrote:
> Posted by: "quiltpatti" quiltbinder@...
> quiltpatti <http://profiles.yahoo.com/quiltpatti>
> Sun Feb 4, 2007 9:25 pm (PST)
> So does anyone know if the 1.1 oz per yard fabric will be strong
> enough for use as a hammock?
> I have a Speer type single layer silnylon (1.3oz coated) that I
> made and have been using for some time now with no sign of
> weigh 195, 6'-3" . I did the hammock experimentally with
> ends so I could use thin, high strength marine lines and homemade
> huggers to cut weight. Hammock and lines without tarp weigh 9 oz.
> don't jump into it, but I don't really baby it either. The long
> are hemmed.
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