I'm a newbie and about to make a DIY whipped hammock (ala JustJeff's model) with a structural ridgeline. I'm 5'11 and 240, and the hammock will be about 11' long.
I'm still debating between Amsteel 1/8 and 7/64 to use for structural ridgeline and the hammock support lines (to attach to rings and HF cinch straps used as tree straps). I would like to make loop splices at the ends of the support lines--one to make the larks head to attach to hammock, the other to attach to rings. What length bury should I use for making those splices in 1/8 or 7/64 respectively?