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    Posted: 12 May 2006 at 11:13pm
I am prepping to make a cover for a hammock.  The hammock is called the Tree Boat and I use it 50'-250' up in the trees.  You can see it at www.newtribe.com if you'd like.

Anyways, New Tribe sells a rain cover for the tree boat, but it's quite heavy.  http://www.newtribe.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=35_50&products_id=122&osCsid=afc8f60987b5018c67e577e4307858da
  I am trying to make an ultralight cover that can be carried long distances.

What material should I use?  It HAS to be waterproof, lightweight, easy to sew, and moderately strong.  Durability is not of the UTMOST concer...but it's gotta be a little strong.

There is a mesh bug cover that goes over the tree boat.  You can see it if you click on http://www.newtribe.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=35_50&products_id=120&osCsid=afc8f60987b5018c67e577e4307858da
 Basically, the cover would just drape over the mesh and maybe have some snaps somewhere, or some vecro to keep it attached.

Any tips?

love
nick


Edited by NickfromWI - 12 May 2006 at 11:15pm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MattGrant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 May 2006 at 9:13pm
Hi Nick,
The Stamoid 8.3 oz would work but it might be too heavy for your requirements. What you really want is a coated nylon fabric. Sailrite does not have this fabric but it may be available at a fabric store.
Thanks, Matt
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