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Hammock Cover

Printed From: Sailrite Enterprises, Inc.
Category: Canvas Work
Forum Name: Fabric Questions
Forum Discription: Questions about the use and types of fabrics
URL: http://forum.sailrite.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=108
Printed Date: 03 April 2020 at 2:10pm


Topic: Hammock Cover
Posted By: NickfromWI
Subject: Hammock Cover
Date 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 - 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 - 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



Replies:
Posted By: MattGrant
Date 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
Sailrite



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