Originally Posted by hppyfngy
Rain Man, ... I don't see how you're doing 25' unless you have a real shallow angle, and that adds a lot of stress on the component parts.
My eyebolts are quite high. I had to use a step ladder to install them, as I wanted a decent angle of hang. Also, this is one reason I use lengths of chains on each end (because I can't reach the eyebolts themselves easily). When hanging my Hennessey temporarily, I can attach its whoopies to the chains, not directly to the trees. (Though the real reason I use chains is because my Pawley's Island hammock stays out all summer, and if I used rope to hang it, the rope would eventually rot.)