Re: [Hammock Camping] modified hensley?
- NO, this is not a good idea.
The Hennessy Hammock is a integral design and depends on the netting for
structural shape and probably strength too.
Bruce W. (Black Wolfe)
> like the way the HH lays, but wish it had a removeable bug net--
> we were considering cutting the net
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> NO, this is not a good idea.netting for
> The Hennessy Hammock is a integral design and depends on the
> structural shape and probably strength too.I have the BP A-sym, and the netting doesn't support ANY weight from
the hammock. The netting lays loosely on top of the ridgeline and
doesn't have any stress on it when occupied.
I'd do a zipper instead of velcro, though. Taking up 1/4" seam
allowance, plus 1/2" for the velcro, equals 3/4" on each side,
meaning you're "shortening" the material by ~1.5" all the way
around. That might add some strain to the netting, or cause your
velcro to separate when you change positions in the hammock. Using
a zipper will add back the space you take out with seam allowances,
so the dimensions will stay roughly the same.
That's all conjecture, really...it might work just fine with
Velcro. Try it and let us know! You can always take off the Velcro
and add in a zipper if it doesn't work.
Like was said earlier, check Brian from Tampa's pictures of his