- Group, This is my first report on the replacement tarp our young Brian McMillian made for me, to replace the A-Sym that came with my HH. I wanted a bigger one,Message 1 of 4 , Feb 29, 2004View SourceGroup,
This is my first report on the replacement tarp our young Brian McMillian
made for me, to replace the A-Sym that came with my HH. I wanted a bigger
one, in silnylon. I was hoping to get to the woods this weekend to try it
out, but have been working on a freelance gig. Today I strung it up on a
line in the back yard (no trees there to hang HH). This is a very well made
tarp, and I am sure it will be much better than the A-sym that came with my
HH. It's the curved (cantenary or whatever,) cut, and it is very windy
today, and once I had it staked down over the line the wind just went right
around it, and under it. I am looking forward to testing it later this week
in a state park. I am sure it will be great, and I thank Brian for his
excellent workmanship and dependable service. He can give you the details,
show pics, etc.
- Hi, todd- You and I haven t corresponded for a while. I hope all is well with you and yours. I m glad to see our paths continue to cross. I have a suggestionMessage 2 of 4 , Mar 1 6:28 PMView SourceHi, todd-
You and I haven't corresponded for a while. I hope all is well with you and yours. I'm glad to see our paths continue to cross.
I have a suggestion for reducing hammock fly flap. Try adding some weight to the side tie outs. Tom suggested a pair of small silnylon bags, weighted with a few stones found around the campsite. Tie or clip one of each to the side tie out rings of glove hooks. I would be more likely to use a nylon mesh bag (home made). The mesh wouldn't hold any rain water. I think some have tried tying water bottles or some such to the sides. The mesh bags seem easiest to me.
Subject: Subject: Re: Shane- the MacCat-Catenary Cut?
Isn't the MacCat a smaller, HH sized version of the heptawing? That was my
I am looking to upgrade my HH UL Backpacker's stock fly to one that doesn't
flap unmercifully in light wind and keep me awake. An absolutely great hammock,
but with a mediocre fly.
Getting in slackens the fly, and I don't enjoy super-taut bungee reinforced
guy lines, so I've been using a second, independent overhead ridge line for the
fly, which helps. But I'd like a design that is inherently more wind
resistant. I'll stay with the second ridge line, that's a winner.
I'd appreciate your comments based on your heptawing experience. (And anyone
that's using Brian's fly to replace the HH stock fly.)
Best, Todd in Tarzana.