Originally Posted by jons4real
Then how would you attach a RL without the rings? Woud the whoopies and RL just be rubbing untill their one day failure due to friction if you attached the RL directly to the whoopies...
You simply pass the whoopies through the eye ends of a SRL. It doesn't cause a wear problem.
Originally Posted by Shewie
Thanks for the pointers guys, I'll ditch the loops and rings and see how I get on with the whoopie end acting as a drip line. I must admit I can't see what stops some water carrying on down to the hammock though, saying that though I trust you folks and experience counts for a lot.
In the case of the BB Jon, the ridgeline is secured in the whipping at the gathered end.
You can tie a piece a wicking line (paracord, cotton shoestring, etc., etc.) around the whoopie and let the end hang down ~6" at a point under the tarp to act as a drip line. As previously suggested, the free adjustable end of the whoopie sling hanging down, may act as a drip line as well.
See post 322 in this thread
for photos of the correct way to connect the whoopies to a BB. The whoopie sling needs to pass through screen loop as it is larksheaded to the BB and then the SRL.