Duffy's method has gotten me thinking. Did some hunting and found these U-bolts
. Up to 18 1/8" ID in steel and 6 3/4" in aluminum. Haven't found out a price yet though.
I'm planning on using a continuous loop and rings. With that I'm concerned about slippage and twisting using the 1x1. An alternative I've considered is using a metal plate between a nut and eye nuts
. I would splice the continuous going through the eye nuts and larks-head to the rings. My thought is that this would keep the hammock nice and centered. Anyone see any problems with this theory?