There is nothing more pleasant than gazing up at the stars
from a hammock mounted on the foredeck. This project involves
mounting the hammock at the mast and at the forestay. The mast
end is quite straightforward. A ring fitting for a spinnaker
pole or whisker pole is ideal. The forestay attachment is a
little more complicated if you have a roller furling job. In
this case, I designed a sleeve to mount the hammock around the
furled sail. The drawings show the basic design. It is made of
sunbrella canvas with nylon webbing as reinforcement.
Stainless steel rings are used to fasten to the hammock with a
To prevent the sleeve from sliding down the forestay, two
"D" rings are sewn to the sleeve which attach to a
spare halyard. Make the sleeve large enough to wrap around the
furled sail. Mine is about 40 cm on a side. We feel quite
secure with two adults on a double hammock.
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Last modified by Phil Imhof, Wednesday, August 11, 2004
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