Sailboat cabin hammock
- This weekend I put together a hammock for my 28' sailboat. The
material was a 6' x 9' canvas painter's dropcloth from Lowes.
I folded the end like a curtain, tied a 1/8" line around the end
tightly, then folded the end over the line, and wrapped it a few times
with an overhand knot in each wrap. This made kind of a bulb, and
then I tied a final loop around the bulb and used the remaining 4 feet
or so of line as a hanging line.
For hanging points inside the cabin, I used eye nuts (a ring with a
threaded hole) fastened to the underside of lifeline stanchions, which
had 1/4" bolts coming down through the cabin ceiling. I also put some
eye bolts through the bulkheads for additional tie off points. They
seem to be very sturdy.
The hammock is very comfortable. I have not slept in it yet but hope
to as soon as it warms up a bit.
I was surprised that it was so simple to make a hammock. I got the
directions from this group and some of the hammock websites. Are
there better ways to make a hammock than the folding over the ends
method? The result seems to work very well, I am just surprised that
it was so easy.
Thanks to the group and website authors for your help.
- --- In email@example.com, "Paul V." wrote:
> This weekend I put together a hammock for my 28' sailboat.That's a big hammock!
> AreA slipped double sheet bend might be a little more sophisticated
> there better ways to make a hammock than the folding over the ends
> method? The result seems to work very well, I am just surprised that
> it was so easy.
looking. Plus, it's just so fun to say "slipped double sheet bend".
Bill in Houston