Originally Posted by GrayDog
If break strength is your concern, why not go with a larger diameter amsteel?
Just moving from 7/64" to 1/8" increases break strength from 1600# to 2500# with weight only increasing from 4.8oz/100ft to 8oz/100ft.
Many of us do just that. Matches the safety margin professional riggers go by. 10-to-1. With no weight cost to speak of.
Originally Posted by gmcttr
By my understanding, the area of single line is not the weakest point in a whoopie. It is the distorted area of the constrictor where the free end of the adjustable bury exits the constrictor. Overlapping the buries would further stress this area making it even weaker.
You beat me to it. I also think it might actually make the whoopie weaker to overlap those buries, not stronger.