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Old 30-06-2010, 09:07   #16
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OK - so on our island hopping weekend, we tried a few variations....

1 - Marc attached to either side of the top of the bimini at the back.
2 - Tash attached from boom vang to mainsheet attachment hanging over the side on a run. We did have perventer on, but I did point out that she should perhaps be wearing a harness and straobe - just in case.
3 - Me attached from main sheet to side stay - held up with spinaker halyard
4 - Tash from Bimini to main sheet - with a bit of extra comfort added in!
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:18   #17
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What is this Hammockness? No decks to swab? I am sure the anchor chain is dirty! Surely there must be some grease and oil in the engine space? What about mildew spots on that furling head sail? ARRRRGH! This laying about must cease.
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Old 04-07-2010, 14:51   #18
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I sleep in a hammock every night, below decks, in winter I line it with a comforter and wrap it around me. One end clips at the top of the companionway steps and the other one rib forward of the fore deck hatch (14' further forward).
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OK - so on our island hopping weekend, we tried a few variations....
A couple of other variations.
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LOL!!! Let's hope his mate doesn't decide to drive off to grab a coffee - that could result in one nasty carpet burn!!!
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Re: How to Hang a Hammock ?

would ya recommend hanging a hammock from this wisker pole? I think I could rig it. then put a tarp over the top for a little shade? BTW, what would be the best material to get in a hammock?
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:28   #22
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Re: How to Hang a Hammock ?

Eagle Nest Outfitters. Best hammock you can buy. Its a parachute-like material, so its lightweight, dries quickly, very comfortable, and it comes with an attached pouch so it packs away into itself.
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Re: How to Hang a Hammock ?

Parachute materiel feels sticky in tropical heat, my hammock is made in Columbia of a cotton/poly blend, feels sort of like thin, soft canvas that "breaths" air and "wicks" sweat. Quite nice in hot weather and for winter sleeping I lined it with a comforter and wrapped it around me (with heater on floor underneath) actually warmer than my bunk.
No spreaders and it wraps around you like a cocoon, it is designed as a "daily sleeper" not just something to sit in occasionally to watch the tropical sunset while enjoying a Margarita. Capacity is 250lbs, but I have seen some that have a 400lb capacity and are wide enough to be able to sit in sideways.
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Parachute materiel feels sticky in tropical heat.
Silk, not sticky..
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Re: How to Hang a Hammock ?

We use a parachute material hammock hung using seat-belt webbing wrapped around our inner forestay with a carbine hook hanging to attach the hammock to. The other end connects to an eye on our whisker pole track on the mast. Love it!
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Silk, not sticky..
Silk?.....it's been along time since silk was used for parachutes, now adays parachutes are made of nylon (though there are some made out of kevlar and some other poly materiels). "Parachute materiel" is ripstop nylon.
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Eagle Nest Outfitters. Best hammock you can buy. Its a parachute-like material, so its lightweight, dries quickly, very comfortable, and it comes with an attached pouch so it packs away into itself.
Much nicer still, get a custom warbonnet hammock for about the same price, has bug nets etc too.
I agree with wolf though, cotton hammocks are much more comfortable to live in in warmer conditions.
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Re: How to Hang a Hammock ?

Set your spinnaker pole. String the hammock between its ends and adjust it for how deep you want it to hang. Then guy it down at the outboard end and you're done.
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Re: How to Hang a Hammock ?

There is something called a "Hennessy hammock" hennessyhammock.com/ ,it is an asymmetrical, light wieght hammock that allows rain and bug protection (string it up on deck on hot tropical night and you wouldn't get drenched when it rains and/or eaten alive by bugs).


A whisker pole does work for a hammock (anything long enough to work for a hammock would be beefy enough). On deck I tie to the whisker pole ring on the mast and the head stay w/ halyard to keep it from sliding down.
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Silk?.....it's been along time since silk was used for parachutes, now adays parachutes are made of nylon (though there are some made out of kevlar and some other poly materiels). "Parachute materiel" is ripstop nylon.
Concur, but it doesn't mean you can't use 'ancient' parachute material in a hammock, I do and it's cool
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