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Re: I want this Hammock

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:53 am
by ConnieD
Look at the center hammock. what do you see???

I see the narrow hammock allows him to put his elbows outside.

I have a Grand Trunk UL Traveler hammock. I can pull the sides up and over the top of me for a light breeze on a warm day. This hammock is so generously wide, it does not pinch my shoulders. I lay in it diagonally.

The Grand Trunk Nano hammock is more narrow. I was thinking I could put my elbows out the side but would it pinch my shoulders? I do not want to have my shoulders pushed together.

Look at these "backyard hammocks":
http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/famil ... Id=2286158

Our backyard hammock stand was very much like the Texsport Crystal Bay Hammock/Stand Combo.

It seemed to me our backyard hammock in the 1950's was longer and more flat.

Have you seen this website?
http://www.hammocks.com/hammocks/1030+1 ... iewall=yes

Re: I want this Hammock

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:58 am
by zelph
Only one end suspension is shown.


Only one end will give the most flat lay...............You'll be flat on the ground :lol:

Thanks for the photo. Good place for me to start.

More thought over night I came to the conclusion I sleep 50% on my right side, 25% on my stomach and 25% on my left side. I'm right handed.

Looking at the photo of the three navy guys, the one in the middle looks like he's laying quite flat and his arms are able to extend over the side. :idea:

The Navy training center at Great Lakes has been around for a long time(photo is Great Lakes) I would speculate they have chosen the best hammock design for comfort and limited space ;)

Now if we combine their experience, modern fabrics and rope and also experience of hammock experts over at hammockforums.com you'ld think we could come up with something new. Well that's not the case at hammockforums. Someone recently startd a thread there idicating he had a better mouse trap/hammock that layed flat. Poor guy was not received well at all. blah blah blah nuf said on that.

Anyhoo, I'm in search of a design that will fit my needs. I know....................get off my duff and "doit" :mrgreen:

I suppose I'll have to close up the stove shop and get to sewing. Spring is closing in on us fast. temps here in the Midwest are higher than normal. :D

Re: I want this Hammock

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:04 pm
by ConnieD
I have Sunbrella fabric upholstery on my truck bench seat. It is tough and durable, if not UL.

It has almost no stretch.

Perhaps the fabric, like Sunbrella, or much like the cotton duck the U.S. Navy has would provide a more flat hammock.

I suppose I'll have to close up the stove shop and get to sewing.

No, not that. :o

I need a Mini Fancee Feest stove only, I missed out on last time.

Re: I want this Hammock

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:27 pm
by zelph
I need a Mini Fancee Feest stove only, I missed out on last time.


That's right :o I need to make a batch of those. Hmmmm, got to burn the midnight oil I guess :o

I have some 1,000 deneir cordura nylon that might not stretch much because of the polurethane coating on one side. Tight weave on it. I have enough material to play with. If I make a drastic mistake I can start over with no real worries about material.

I have 1" thick memory foam I can add later for more cushy comfort. Remember!!! I want a "base camp" hammock. ;)

Re: I want this Hammock

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:49 pm
by zelph
Look at these two photos and see the flat hammock :D

Look below the front hammock in the second photo.

Seems like that design was for the Top Brass

Re: I want this Hammock

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:49 am
by mikepetersen
I think the two spreader bar works great and spreading according to the use. For making this type of hammock which type of material is essential, Nylon or cotton?

Re: I want this Hammock

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:51 am
by zelph
mikepetersen wrote:I think the two spreader bar works great and spreading according to the use. For making this type of hammock which type of material is essential, Nylon or cotton?


I would use cotton for the no stretch aspect. What material would you use?

I like the design of the 1st photo the best.

Re: I want this Hammock

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:58 pm
by Ridgerunner
They all look too heavy and bulky to backpack with! :roll:

Re: I want this Hammock

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:50 pm
by zelph
I think Mike fell asleep in his :lol:

Re: I want this Hammock

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:18 pm
by Ridgerunner
zelph wrote:I think Mike fell asleep in his :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol: In more ways than one :ugeek: :DB: