I have a canvas
hammock below. It is wonderful. I spend a lot of time in it.
It is set up across the cabin
in my Tanzer 28. One end is an eye nut which is bolted to a stanchion bolt coming through the cabin top. I got the nut at West Marine
, it looks like a small cast ring with a hole drilled and tapped into the side. The other end is a more standard eye-bolt through the plywood
bulkhead with a big washer backing it up.
The hammock is a piece of painters canvas
. Actually, any canvas will do, fold the ends like drapes or accordian folds, bend over the end of the folded fabric
, and tie a light line around it in a sheet bend or other bend. For example, pass the line through the folded fabric
, wrap it around the fabric three times, pass the line back through the three loops and then back through the fabric fold the way it came in. You can weave it thorugh the loops to help lock it in place.
I use carabiners on the line to clip to the eyes.
This is one of the best upgrades you can make to your boat if you are lazy like me.