Paddleboarding on Lake Greenwood, SC....

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Re: Paddleboarding on Lake Greenwood, SC....

Postby zelph » Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:56 pm

JBRanger wrote:Well, I currently have a bridge hammock that is 13' at the triangle ends plus more for the rest of the suspension! So this will actually be SHORTER! LOL! Also, since I'm a cheapskate I have a large 12.5 x 9 Chinook tarp as well. So yea, it's long but if I get the smaller hammock I should have quite the "cabin in the woods" with my setup.


Let's call you "thrifty" :P As long as you are into paddleboarding, you can have all the comforts of home a long with your "cabin in the woods" :D even a canvas latrine/toilet enclosure. :mrgreen:

today I was eyeballing 2 trees outside the window of my camper. They will be used for my experimental bridge hammock idea. I came home today from the campground and hope to get some materials together to do a basic test. Did you ever wish there were 48 hours in a day? :lol:

My idea involves the trees being large and close together. As we know, the longer the lines, the more stretch and sag. I'm looking for the flat lay of a hammock. I may have only webbing and a self inflating matress to begin with as a test.
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Re: Paddleboarding on Lake Greenwood, SC....

Postby JBRanger » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:22 am

I've seen people hang a hammock normally and then cinch the suspension to the tree thus effectively shortening it albeit also lowering it. Only issue is I think it would make the angle no longer 30 degrees and thus causing more strain on the trees, suspension, etc.

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Re: Paddleboarding on Lake Greenwood, SC....

Postby ConnieD » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:12 pm

I use a ridgeline to get the drape I like.

ref: Opie Whoopie Slings and hammock forums

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Re: Paddleboarding on Lake Greenwood, SC....

Postby JBRanger » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:51 am

Yes a RL (ridgeline) will get the proper sag, but he was referring "I thinK" to using some trees that were too close.

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Re: Paddleboarding on Lake Greenwood, SC....

Postby zelph » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:31 pm

Yes, like a suspended cot without legs :D Use a tarp as a leanto type shelter
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Re: Paddleboarding on Lake Greenwood, SC....

Postby ConnieD » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:40 pm

Use a tarp as a leanto type shelter

My gathered-end Grand Trunk Traveller hammock could be a shelter. I could make it a kitchen tarp.

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Re: Paddleboarding on Lake Greenwood, SC....

Postby zelph » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:19 am

ConnieD wrote:
Use a tarp as a leanto type shelter

My gathered-end Grand Trunk Traveller hammock could be a shelter. I could make it a kitchen tarp.


That's cool.....I like muti purpose. Good choice.
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