I should have made myself a bit clearer there. Of course you transport it in a drybag. Mine always is in a dry bag, actually 2. I keep the hammock and tarp seperate in case the tarp gets wet it doesn't make the hammock wet when packed together.
I meant more while set up, seeing that there is a lot of water in the seatwell and everything else around is normally wet too.
Hollgi, my personal technique is: I don't use the snakeskins. I keep the hammock tightly rolled around its ridgeline and the flysheet wrapped around the hammock. The whole thing is stuffed in a drysack, with the bow end of the hammock going in last.
When I set up, I first lay the PVC poles out, with the bow pole facing forward and the stern pole facing backward and the guy ropes attached to the akas. Working from bow to stern, I then feed the hammock and fly out, looping the ridge line over the hull and poles as I go. At that point, the poles are up in the air with the rolled up fly and hammock hanging between them. Because I pull the hammock and fly out of the sack a bit at a time, as I reach each attachment point, no part of them lies in the bottom of the boat at any stage.
Then I unwrap the fly from around the hammock and attach its side cords.
At that point, the fly is spread, so even if it's raining, the hammock remains dry under the fly. Lastly, I unwrap the hammock and tie its side cords out.
When packing up, I do it all exactly in reverse.
Wow, that's a mouthful, but it's much simpler to do than describe. The point is, at all times the hammock is protected from rain and from water lying in the boat.