Yeah after seeing the pics, I'd get an order for some $8.00 straps. thats about the cheapest i could find, Stuart can hook you up. Might wanna get some whoopie slings while you're at it, those biners are liable to snag the fabrig with their sharp edges. www.whoopieslings.com
Tie a bright piece of string to your toggles in case you drop it in the sticks.
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Last edited by Shnick; 04-13-2012 at 17:03.
The straps are better, but I'd move the loop further up - so that the weight is just before the knot. It looks a little close to the toggle.
I have pretty close to the same set up, and here is what I have found. I use the space in between the knots works fine(5 nights no fall). problems I discovered is if you use it in that end loop it doesn't bite behind the hitch secure and in the process of getting out of my hammock when weight was released it slipped off and the other thing I found is do not attach ridge line to the end not you will have the same problem I mentioned above. both of these things happened after I put weight on the hammock then got up.
It looks alright
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I'm assuming that the 300lb rating is a typo and that it should be 3000lb. If this is the case the strength should be fine. As far as the sown loop at the end goes, it is probably stronger than if you tied a knot. Knots degrade the strength of whatever it is tied in, rule of thumb is 50%. IIRC, with a sown loop you will retain the full strength and the failure point will "never" be a properly done box-X stitch.
As someone else said, avoid nylon straps. They will stretch and I have had them heat weld them selves together at the loop so bad I had to cut them off the tree. So far with my poly straps I have not had an issue.
With the rope, test it out to see if it's a problem, and if it's not broke don't fix it, IMO. If you want to replace the rope I'd say go with amsteel.