I hope to start sewing a Speer Hammock this weekend from a kit that I bought from Ed if my girlfriend will show me how to use her sewing machine.
I'd like to know how many of you have installed a structural ridgeline on Speer type hammocks and if you think that it is worthwhile doing so?
Also, Jeff talks about using a "zip-tie" when whipping the ends of a speer type hammock. Is a "zip-tie" the same thing as a plastic wire tie? I have a gun that closes these types of ties and with it they can be tightened to varying degrees of tightness. If they are one and the same, is there a particular size that is better than others and is "as tight as possible" the best thing to do?