Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams
I understand the idea, I think.
Tension is what keeps the fixed eye bury from moving when under load. The locked brummel keeps it from pulling out when not under load....but, significantly perhaps, under the assumption that the buried line is left alone inside the cord.
If you overlap the buries, then as you shorten the whoopie sling, the sliding of the sling loop against the the fixed eye bury will....I dunno. Seems like it would encourage that bury to back out a bit. Not liking that prospect.
I don't overlap the buries, but I do have the exit point of the adjustable line right at the point where the fixed eye bury ends, not so much as to "minimize the weakest point" as to minimize the shortest length the whoopie sling can span.
just my $0.05 on the question...
Thanks for your input and your videos! Those videos really pulled everything together in my initial state of confusion.
I don't disagree with your concern about the adjustment messing with the fixed eye bury. I had thought about it and decided it would make it self evident at some point before I start doing this on a scale that would risk my butt.
I also made another from mason line, and broke it. It certainly felt more difficult to break, and broke in the loop. Seems as though it works to some extent.