Thanks Dan. I used the 2nd diagram and a tape measure to check the hang of my freshly shortened hammock tonight. I'm in the hammock for the night as I type this (on my iPhone).
Surprisingly, after this very hammock failed and dropped me on my back last night, my six year old insisted on sleeping in it tonight. I assumed that she meant she wanted to join me in the hammock. However she just told me he wanted to sleep out here by herself. Too late, we are both out here now. She insisted on putting her head at the opposite end as mine, so she is sort of squishing my feet. Oh well, she's a bit less than 50Lbs, so not too bad.
the good news is that we've got my 190 + her 45 for over 230 Lbs, and no ripping sounds yet.
Also have a z-lite pad, a sleeping bag (used as OQ) and two small fleece blankets, as forecast is for mid 40s tonight.
My wife commented as I left the house and headed for the hammock that we are brave to try again after last nights incident.
I reminded her that there is a fine line between brave and stupid.