Drip brake point
First time poster.
My current Hammock set-up is a DD Frontline suspended using the DD black tape but with crabs at the end of the hammock to both act as a drip brake and allow quick adjustment.
I am about to convert over to Whoopie slings. Set up will be:
Tree Hugger -> Marlin Spike Hitch -> Whoopie sling -> Double Sheet bend -> hammock.
My question is: Does the tail of the Whoopie sling act like a drip line, diverting the drips away from the hammock or do I need to introduce a ring / crab / drip line into this system to avoid getting wet. (I live in a very wet part of the world.)
As long as the tail of your whoopie is under your tarp, it will work just fine as a drip line.
Wow that was a quick reply raiffnuke, Thanks.
>As long as the tail of your whoopie is under your tarp, it will work just fine as a drip line.
I thought as much. I will add a back up drip line close to the hammock for those times when the hammock is set up over a long span.
Even if you hammock is setup over a ong span, the location of the whoopie tail should not change, as long as I think you have your whoopie set up the way you actually do.
Doh! I haven't made the change over yet - and therefore haven't had a 'play' with the set up. Sorry for the newbie error!
Originally Posted by raiffnuke
No worries. That is why we are here, to help each other! Welcome to the best forum around!