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  1. I think upgrading products is great .... just...

    I think upgrading products is great .... just curious how the math works in this case.

    Assuming the shell, baffles etc are the same and you change from 900 to 950 ... that amounts to ~5%...
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    I won't be able to make it as I originally...

    I won't be able to make it as I originally planned, may stop by Saturday to say hi though.

    Brian
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    When I first built the KSC Batwing (similar to...

    When I first built the KSC Batwing (similar to Badlander), I had the same question. I suggest you read that thread (link below), it has a some discussion on how to do the pole "lean in", I don't...
  4. Just look in the link I posted, there is a...

    Just look in the link I posted, there is a schematic
  5. mmm ... maybe, but I only posted it last June ....

    mmm ... maybe, but I only posted it last June . There is a schematic a few posts in ... it is designed for up to a 7' person and uses a 43" front bar with a shallower arc to help with side sleeping,...
  6. Hi Steve, I have been working on a larger...

    Hi Steve,

    I have been working on a larger version, the Comfort Bridge Mk II version build, with diagram, was posted here:

    ...
  7. I asked that specific question in the thread, the...

    I asked that specific question in the thread, the answer was " 8"-12" works well " .... so less than I remembered, more than you thought. Mentioned specifically in post #69
  8. The way to measure is covered, basically you just...

    The way to measure is covered, basically you just measure corner to corner and add about 2' to give the inward slope.

    So if you buy a 12' wide tarp, just measure across one end corner to corner...
  9. The way to measure is covered, basically you just...

    The way to measure is covered, basically you just measure corner to corner and add about 2' to give the inward slope.
  10. Pole length is covered in the build thread

    Pole length is covered in the build thread
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    I am in with a +1 ... better half has committed...

    I am in with a +1 ... better half has committed to trying a hammock, woot
  12. I use a bridge and you really do need that extra...

    I use a bridge and you really do need that extra width inside, always felt that the pullouts are functional, but seem like a place waiting to leak.

    The tarp I selected was posted a few years ago...
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    I use a bridge hammock and like to have the...

    I use a bridge hammock and like to have the suspension triangles covered by the tarp ..... 12' doesn't quite do it, 13' just covers enough and 14' is well covered. Luckily I DIY mine and have all 3...
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    Please share your thoughts after you try them ......

    Please share your thoughts after you try them ... always good to have the input IMO
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    hi Schwad, I did take a shallow dive on the...

    hi Schwad, I did take a shallow dive on the company site, but i didn't see anything to inspire me they would be as good as the Magic Clips ... so I didn't end up trying/buying them.

    I have...
  16. I put side pockets on my GE .... posted here: ...

    I put side pockets on my GE .... posted here: https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/146634-Another-Chameleon-Clone

    I think it is what you were talking about .... they really are...
  17. KWK ... if you used Google for the distance, it...

    KWK ... if you used Google for the distance, it factors construction, ToD, speed allowance (most ppl don't go the speed limit), and likely traffic. So times will vary a lot, best option is to do the...
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    I did get the Magic Clips to try, they don't...

    I did get the Magic Clips to try, they don't really seem to be very suited to 1.1 silpoly, as a pin replacement. Being able to fit under the pressor foot aside, they actually distort the hem, the...
  19. Just curious why you think the silicone is going...

    Just curious why you think the silicone is going to peel off .. I know seam seal tape will do that, but I have made tarps both ways and over 7 years have seen no evidence of the bonding breaking...
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    Granted sewing silnylon or silpoly tarp material...

    Granted sewing silnylon or silpoly tarp material can be a bit daunting to keep aligned. I tried the walking foot, without any real joy, same with the rolled hem attachment ...that is likely a skill...
  21. This trip is on my bucket list, I hope you guys...

    This trip is on my bucket list, I hope you guys have a really great time and decide to go back next year, so I can join you.

    Brian
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    Typically I like to use a clew on each length...

    Typically I like to use a clew on each length wise baffle on an underquilt. That usually means ~10 sets and using 1/16" cord provides lots of "pull/stretch power" suitable for almost any UQ. You just...
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    IMO if you have a GE hammock then using the side...

    IMO if you have a GE hammock then using the side and end shock cord suspension is fine (although IMO the Clew suspension is better). However, if you are using a bridge hammock, then the Clew...
  24. Maybe specify the actual cordage/webbing you are...

    Maybe specify the actual cordage/webbing you are using, a pic of the damage wouldn't hurt and also the duty cycle being used. Otherwise you get guesses because folks don't actually know what you are...
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    I believe the 2" stuff RSBTR is 4.4 g/ft

    I believe the 2" stuff RSBTR is 4.4 g/ft
  26. I hadn't seen those photos yet Dale, thank you...

    I hadn't seen those photos yet Dale, thank you for posting. Really wish I could have finished the trip, what I saw was new territory for me and it looked pretty awesome.

    Jiblets has a few more...
  27. Chard ... I dispute the somber part .... it's...

    Chard ... I dispute the somber part .... it's not in my nature. I was just glad you guys made it over the portage ok.

    This is likely best as a 3rd party story, the pictures aren't even mine.
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  28. Thread is closed. Not sure how to delete, but the...

    Thread is closed. Not sure how to delete, but the buy has come and gone.

    Brian
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    A point about sewing machines, you don't need...

    A point about sewing machines, you don't need anything fancy, for the most part you will likely end up using a straight stitch and sometimes get really fancy with a zigzag.

    The main difference...
  30. Just got back from Tom Thompson and timed our...

    Just got back from Tom Thompson and timed our runs, 3 hours got us close to the portage (our site was 15 minutes from portage) and then 3 hours to get back out today. We walked the 2.3k portage and...
  31. Going in tomorrow... weather reports are such a...

    Going in tomorrow... weather reports are such a crap shoot these days, but it does look like we might get a few nice days this week


    Brian
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    Maybe ask around your area and see if there are...

    Maybe ask around your area and see if there are any camping groups or ask here for others camping Scotland or surrounding area. You may be able to find some one within a reasonable distance ... that...
  33. In light of this development, I think i am going...

    In light of this development, I think i am going to try and see if I can book to go in next week. Suspect that the flies are already stirring .......

    Brian
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    Welcome aboard, lots of great hanging in our...

    Welcome aboard, lots of great hanging in our province.



    Brian
  35. Thanks Kris ... it wasn't easy to cut it up, but...

    Thanks Kris ... it wasn't easy to cut it up, but the good news is the first place the down is going is a new bridge UQ I just started.

    The new bridge prototype is done and will be going on the...
  36. UQ Deconstruction - Down Recovery with an Eductor

    One of my first sewing DIY projects was a GE hammock/quilts/tarp set. I moved on to bridge hammocks and have just completed a second new design prototype and none of the quilts I have will properly...
  37. BrantWing and I will be heading into Casa de...

    BrantWing and I will be heading into Casa de Thompson on the 15th and weather permitting I plan on coming over to visit on the first nice day, we will be heading back out on the 19th ....


    Brian
  38. I am using it on a new hammock I am designing,...

    I am using it on a new hammock I am designing, only have the prototype ready so far, and that will use noseeum. The final version will be done in the .7 monolite ... but I don't have the experience...
  39. Not sure why you won't swap that to the new .7...

    Not sure why you won't swap that to the new .7 monolite, maybe something to consider.

    I was wonder the same thing last year when .7 monolite was introduced and wrote RSbTR to ask about...
  40. Looking to Setup a Down Bulk/Group Buy for GTA area (Toronto)

    Looking to setup a GTA (Toronto) group buy for down, from Feathers Ind.

    Spring is almost sprung and it's time for a few down projects, sent in a request, to Feathers Ind., for current pricing and...
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    Looking to setup a group buy for down, from...

    Looking to setup a group buy for down, from Feathers Inc.

    Spring is almost sprung and it's time for a few down projects, at Lofty's get together, Chard asked me if I was interested in getting some...
  42. Think the best safety tip for cold water, is stay...

    Think the best safety tip for cold water, is stay close to shore .... that trumps most every thing else. Getting out of the cold water is the main concern, following shore can add a bit of time, but...
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    I will offer my 2 cents worth, However i strongly...

    I will offer my 2 cents worth, However i strongly suggest you call and talk to them ... ask them what they think you need, they designed and know the products and that IMO will be the best advice you...
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    That colour is definitely just coated on the rope...

    That colour is definitely just coated on the rope and will rub/abrade off. When I prestretch the rope to measure and such ... .my hands get red dye all over them, same is true for the four colours I...
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    I have and use the red Amsteel, here is a pic...

    I have and use the red Amsteel, here is a pic that gives a bit of comparison to cloth .... the suspension loop is covered in RSBTR Hex70 Racing Red

    187833



    Brian
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    If you are doing a clew setup, you have to first...

    If you are doing a clew setup, you have to first select which shock material you are going to use. Those formulas get you in the ballpark, as long as you don't go too long, you can just attach a...
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    The reason I feel weights and hammock type are...

    The reason I feel weights and hammock type are important, is that this bag will be slung under the hammock and gravity will want to pull it down and sag in the middle ... this would be worse with a...
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    TBH it's nice to know the bag dimensions, but it...

    TBH it's nice to know the bag dimensions, but it is pretty difficult to discuss suspension without also knowing the bag weight and the type of hammock you are using it with.
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    Thank you for the kind words Wendy. I am...

    Thank you for the kind words Wendy.

    I am actually on the 2cd prototype for the Mk III and the thoughts on what I could do better/differently seemed to be panning out, so I can share them. I hope...
  50. No advice on the Ariel, but here is a link to my...

    No advice on the Ariel, but here is a link to my last build, which uses a sewn in suspension, you may find some answers and/or ideas
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