Originally Posted by plaunius
I ordered some 1/8 Vectrus 12 from Annapolis Performance Sailing last week. I just read the Whoopie Sling thread. I now want to make a set.
I haven't seen the Amsteel in person that is recommended for the Whoopie Sling so I can't compare it to my Vectrus so can anyone who knows these two tell me if I can use this Vectrus as a replacement cord in this case?
The Annapolis website rates the Amsteel at 2,500lbs and the Vectrus at 2,000. both are hollow core beyond that I don't know.
Additionaly, the opposite end of the Whoopie Sling will run a double loop through my hammock ends and will tie off with a Taut Line Hitch. I'll take the extra few inched that stick out from that TLH and run them back into the hollow core to make it neat.
I've used both, and Vectrus definitely works in a whoopie sling configuration.
I would not count on a taut-line hitch by itself working under high tension for either Amsteel or Vectrus though. Perhaps the doubling looping will take off enough of the force to make it OK, but I wouldn't trust [b] my [b/] butt to it. Depending on how long the tail is, burying it will hold the hitch in place....but then so ought just burying the tail
That would be "neater" still.