Well, 3/4 dowel I had snapped like a twig and sent me crashing right on my Cash Cow. (Butt)
So, went back read over everything, drilled another hole in a new dowel, hung the hammock a little lower and BAMM!
So, I'm going back to UCR's for the time being until I can get some 7/8 steel.
It could have been the wood I was using as well. I'm going to the Hardware store and see what they have. Small town I live in, so I'm sure they only have a few choices.