Originally Posted by garethkerlin
Anybody have any pictures on how you attached the whoopie slings to the Chrysalis? I've never used WS as I am new to hanging, but I definately want to get rid of those buckles!
Here are some pics of how I attached my dynaglide whoopie slings (green) and the no-tangle ridgeline (orange small line) to the Chrysalis.
Your whoopie will have a fixed eye. Use that end on the webbing loop where the cinch buckle bolt came out. I chose to use a larkshead, looping through only one layer of the webbing that goes around the body of the hammock, not going around the short tab of added webbing. The ridgeline no-tangle line (orange) I put around the short webbing tab, as this will exert very little strain there. Somebody educate me if this is a bad idea.
WARNING: Feed the variable loop end of the whoopie sling through the opening in the end of the tarp/tent cover BELOW the webbing tab. I put mine through the top opening at first. When I weighted the hammock, the hammock body pulled through the hole by several inches, tearing stitching where the webbing tab was sewn on the tarp. DUH! See Turtlelady jump! Run Jip Run! ( Anyone old enough to know that reference?
Then feed the variable loop and length of whoopie through the little cover cone.
Attach your variable loop to whatever attachment you have for the tree huggers or straps you use. I am using a strap with a dutch clip and a toggle with a Marlinspike Hitch here. Adjust as needed.
Very windy day -- hammock as kite in this photo!
If you use the Toggle and Marlinspike Hitch, remember that the whoopie rests on the knot, not on the toggle.
I hope that helps. Have fun making those whoopie slings, G.