Originally Posted by oldgringo
A roof with 7/12 pitch has a 30 degree slope.
OG, you are correct, I was just using round numbers for discussion. To be more exact, each end of the gap will lose 1.732 feet per foot removed from the poles instead of 2 feet. I like my ridgeline a little tighter, so it would not surprise me if I end up close to a 26* angle on my suspension, closer to a 6/12 pitch.
The other thing this points out to me is that the variations in the gap distance are pretty forgiving. I normally just pace it off, so it is pretty easy to be off by a foot or so. So each foot in gap difference is only resulting in a 3.5 inch difference in hammock height (7 inches divided by the two ends), it will be pretty easy to be at about 18 inches high +- 3.5 inches for gap variation.