Moved from "RL snapped thread"
There is a new Harbor Freight about 4 miles from my house. I got a couple of those screw links AngrySparrow uses. The smallest they had has a 650 lb working load. I didn't weigh it, maybe about an ounce. I cut my Ridge line, and installed the device. I measured the RL before and after, I ended up within about 1/4" of the original length, so it should have about the same sag. I came up a little short of RL after I tied bowline in the RL, even after the extra length of the screw links, so I had to add a couple of inches of extra line to the cut RL.
I'll play around with it tomorrow, and see if my knots will hold ( I used a double sheet bend to connect the thicker extra line to the original HH RL, and bowlines to attach line to screw link) , and see what the chair is like with the RL disconnected. Although, I have always had a great chair just by hanging the HH loose until bed time. We will see if this is better.
But the main reason for doing this is to see if my PeaPod will work with the HH Explorer UL once I get the net out of the way.
Boy that RL is thin. I'm surprised they don't snap all the time. I wonder what it is made of? It is very thin and black. I don't think it is any thicker than the orange 250 lb Spectra that Ed sells for tarp use. ( or maybe not even as thick)
Last edited by BillyBob58; 03-01-2008 at 09:15..
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