RE: [Hammock Camping] Re: ReplacingHH Tarp **Custom tarp orders**
Correct, yours will be wider than the 42”. I am thinking somewhere along the lines of 50”-52”, but need to do some more scaled models to be sure. I make models that are 1\10th the size and use them to compare different sizes to each other. I have even modeled a hammock to help illustrate how much protection the ends of the hammock get with varying degrees of hexagon shaped sides.
From: firefly [mailto:firefly@...]
Sent: Monday, February 02, 2004 9:22 AM
Subject: RE: [Hammock Camping] Re: ReplacingHH Tarp **Custom tarp orders**
Brian, you’re going to make mine wider than that, right? Folks, the reason I want it wider is I want a place to hang out for awhile, cook, sit in a chair, jump up and down, scratch, belch, peek out at the rain, play with gear, <G> etc, in case I get stranded in one of these rain storms like we’re in right now, for a couple of days.
I talked to Brian on the phone Saturday. Nice young man, sounds like he knows what he is doing. I predict he will soon be covered up with orders. To think, he is only two years older than my little adorable brat nephew who drives me crazy..
The width is whatever you want it to be, but most people have asked for
42", which is a good tradeoff between weight, hammock protection, and
space underneath the hammock. With a 42" fly, there is some space
underneath, but not enough to have someone sleep underneath.
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- Oh, gotcha. That makes way more sense, thanks for clearing that up.
Jamie in AZ
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Brian MacMillin" <oes@h...>
> No, each side is 42" long, so the tarp is 10.5'x 7'. The hexagonshape
> combined with the catenary curves makes for a very efficient use of
> material and allows for a very taught pitch.
> Best Regards,
> Brian MacMillin