Okay, I broke* my ridgeline on my HH Asym Exped, but that's no problem, right? I'll just get one of you guys to measure the length of yours and re-do mine. Whew!
Can I tie right through that loop at the end of the original? Is it strong enough to take the load? Is Trip-tease strong enough,or do I need to find some more like the original?
Thanks a lot,
*If by broke you mean cut in a fit of stupidity, thinking that I would shorten it just a bit. Really bad idea.
Why not just get either a very small biner or a quick link, tie bowlines in the ends of the cut ridgeline, and connect them together that way? That's actually a popular mod for a HH. That will allow you to drop the ridgeline when you want to for better using the HH as a lounger/chair.
Thanks! I just used some 3mm nylon-coated spectra, but I'll try that one as well.
Originally Posted by angrysparrow
hey, can i get in on this?
nothing wrong with the ridgeline of my hh but im very curious about the idea of cutting it and replacing it with biners to facilitate the sitdown. can someone who has done so talk to me about it? pictures?
I finally cut mine a few weeks back and it was the best thing I ever did. I added a wee bit of cord to one of the cut ends and a figure nine one the other. Simple, light and fast. Now I lounge in comfort....
Look at my gallery. There is a pic of the two clips that I used. I just cut the line near the foot end and then tied the two clip in with bowline knots. I could have used 1 clip and a biner, a biner and a loop of the string or a variety of other options. I happened to have theclips already.
some of the folks that made that mod to the hh ridge line just cut it not far from the foot end so it would be easy to access from outside, being sure to leave enough length in the short piece to easily tie to a mini biner.
tie a loop at the proper length on the long line coming from the head of the hammock.
you'll probably need to add a short length of line to make up for the length lost in tieing the knot & loop.
I broke mine one time. I contacted Hennessey and Tom told me the length. I then spliced a piece of line to both ends of the break (I of course had to cut some of the original line so I could splice a short section of new rope). I used a Double Sheet (Becket) Bend knot to tie each end of the splice to the ridge line. That will be the last place the ridgeline will ever break again. I found the knot in an old Blue Jacket Manual. I'm not a knot tier so others on this forum must help if you ask me how to make the knot again.
Sheet Bend animation: http://www.animatedknots.com/sheetbe...mage=&Website=
also shows the double sheet bend as a static picture