A thought occurred to us whilst making bunting the other day. What do we do with the Clew’s and Head of the spinnaker? From a sailmaker’s perspective, this is where all the strength of the sail is concentrated. Thus, the sail is thicker in the corners and has a fixing point (normally a ring). The light-bulb moment…. ping ….. why not cut out the two clews and the x metres of surrounding strengthened spinnaker, sew them together and what you have is the basis of a hammock! As the clews are identical in size and shape, the hammock should be balanced.
Anyway, phase one of development proved to be most successful. It usually takes us at least four attempts to get to this stage. Phase two coming up.