The Pawley's Island hammock was replaced with this new Brazilian model. The former was a rope hammock that had a lot of holes in it, by design, of course, and while it was great for ventilation, it was sub-optimal for keeping remote controls and phone/tablet handy. They would always fall through the holes.
The Brazilian job offers a hole-free support from head to toe, so the serenity of hammockery is never interrupted with the search for hardware.
Also note the new white leather sofa and leather swivel chairs and the big screen TV in place of the biplane propeller. There's always something changing at Mikie's Fun House in our relentless pursuit of perfection...
The advantages of this new hammock design are also:
1. It is much lighter than the Pawley's Island model previously used because it doesn't have the 4' wide wooden spreader bars.
2. Takes up a lot less room when stored.
Watch this space for updates...