Two hammocks - One set of trees.

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Two hammocks - One set of trees.

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Post by bobamos » Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:00 pm

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The wife and I like to hang together and always try to hang as close together as we can. I decided to try and make something that was inexpensive as "inexpensive" is my favourite thing. I used items that I had lying around the house. Things that I would bet most of you also have, like grosgrain, grommets, small tubing. I do this to every hammock we have to be ready just in case it is needed.




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Here I have taken a 3 to 4 inch strip of 1" grosgrain and one grommet set. Fold the grosgrain in half and punch two holes at matching locations on the folded grosgrain. Insert the grommet through these two holes and secure.

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Next slide the looped portion over your rope end of your hammock. Best results would be to install this on the head end. If you feel that your installation would best be installed on just one portion of the rope at the hammock's end, such as a looped rope, just install the grommet onto the grosgrain after folding it to the desired location and install the grommet right on the hammock. It will be a permanent installation.

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For a spreader bar I used a pole from an old canopy that was sitting in the corner doing nothing. A dowel with a screw in each end will do or even a stick whittled to a point to go through the grommets.

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Then just slip the separator bar between the two hammocks and you are ready to go. A plus to this is the grosgrain with grommet can be used as a hanging point when the spreader bar is not being used.

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Re: Two hammocks - One set of trees.

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Post by Scuba » Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:09 pm

Dutch makes a solution to this conundrum also http://www.dutchwaregear.com/double-ham ... -pair.html
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Re: Two hammocks - One set of trees.

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Post by bobamos » Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:20 pm

Yes I am aware of his clips. I did not want anything that was structural to the suspension so this was my results. Besides, I use a cinch buckle suspension and those clips just would never even come close to fitting. I also like the idea if the spreader bar receiver piece attached to my hammocks not being a part of what is holding up the hammocks. Just my personal preference.
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