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  1. #11
    hutzelbein's Avatar
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    May 2010
    WBBB SL 1.7
    WB Mamajamba
    WB Winter Wooki
    Beetle Buckles
    Did you measure it yourself? Is the fabric really 10.5' long? Many - if not all... - of these brands claim 10.5' only to add in the small print that the length is measured from hook to hook. However, the only length that is important is the one of the fabric; or rather from gathering point to gathering point. My guess is, that your hammock is 9.5' x 6.5'. Unfortunately, you can only use that kind of width if the hammock is much longer. The shorter the hammock, the more pronounced the bathtub shape becomes.

    If you're not afraid to sew, you could simply remove one or even both of the side panels. Also, forget the 30 angle and 83% ridgeline "rules". They're just starting points for 11' hammocks. If the hammock is longer, a steeper angle / shorter ridgeline might be more comfortable. If the hammock is shorter, a shallower angle / longer ridgeline might be more comfortable. Just play around with these parameters and find the right settings for YOU and THIS specific hammock.

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    Senior Member Bubba's Avatar
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    May 2010
    SW Ontario, Canada
    WBBB 1.7 SL
    WB Superfly
    WB and UGQ
    Whoopies or Straps
    Years ago my first hammock was an ENO Double which is similar to yours. I actually cut off the excess material (the different coloured sides) to make it a more reasonable width. Now it's just right and my head sits close to the edge. I still use it for lounging and day hikes but it's too heavy for backcountry trips.
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

  3. #13
    New Member
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    Jul 2017
    Oberlin, OH
    Don't know - an inexpensive one
    I will get the true measurements, take it apart and decide on a width from your recommendations (with seam allowance). And try my first rolled hem. I got a free machine at work. Apparently they cut all the sewing class from high school so they were giving any all the machines.
    Thank you very much for your help.
    Last edited by Obiecamper; 06-18-2018 at 22:45.

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