Won't any old coot sure he's as smart as back then check the records on this?
Is Hennessy really the originator of the guidance? Or is that a just so story,too.
Are you sure that 83.33% is not a mis-transcription, a copy error of 86.6%, .866 being the cosine of a 30 degree angle. (Sit in the center of a 100" hammock stretching between trees 86.6" apart and the hang angle will be 30 degrees) and the ridgeline barely taut.)
[A big BTW is that much as folks like to refer to cat cuts and the bridge hammock (BH) as being catenary curve based, according to references in raifenuke's comment, a suspension bridge is better modeled as a simpler parabola, what with its very heavy deck, and so certainly for the same reasons --negligible weight of the bridge hammock compared to even Grizz's lightest beneficiaries -- should bridge hammocks. All well covered in prior notes here?]
Last edited by DemostiX; 04-11-2012 at 19:05..
Reason: cat vs parabola