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    Integrated bug net hammock Ridgeline anchor?

    Afternoon everyone,
    I have a zippered net hammock that was made for me with gathered ends. The end channels were bunched and tied and I larks head my suspension around that. There is a fixed ridgeline that is spliced onto a piece of Amsteel with a knot on the outside of the whipping.(same on both ends) Somewhere along the line something stretched (or maybe the material shrank?!) and now the ridgeline is loose. Any of you fine folks have an idea of how to go about fixing this?

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    You can see here that the Amsteel piece has lots of slack in it. Normally the knot here is nestled firmly in that bunch of material.

    Thanks again for the help.
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    The distance between trees is too close together, and/or the angle of your suspension is too high, inducing more sag than the ridge line was designed for.

    Try adjusting your hang.

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    Something structural is going on. My angle was at 30 and the trees are about 16 or 17 feet. I haven't used this hammock in a long time, and the last time I used it the RL was snug when I hung it (without any weight), I'm confused.
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    Measure the hammock length and the SRL length first to make sure all this is still good. After this, verify that the SRL is still connected correctly to the suspension.

    If all is still good, then tighten the suspension a little and recheck the lay of the hammock. The suspension angle may still be close to 30* and the SRL can be tight or loose based on a few inches one way or the other.

    Relearning an old hammock is almost like receiving a new hammock and learning it's nuances. If the structural integrity is fine, have fun "experimenting" with your "new" hammock.
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    Hang the hammock, unzip net and pull the amsteel RL down firmly to seat the knot back into place. It should slide back just fine. The diamond knot just keeps the RL from slipping all the way thru the gather. You may need to hold the hammocks main suspension while you pull the RL into place.

    Once the RL is in place correctly, hop into the hammock and zip it up to ensure the netting is properly tensioned.
    It would be extremely odd for ripstop or netting to shrink...so, I'm thinking the RL just moved out during storage.

    If all else fails, make a new rl that attaches directly to your hammock suspension. Easy.
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    Thanks G!

    I actually pulled that piece of Amsteel out to illustrate how much sag there was in the RL. After I hung the hammock and verified the angle and tension I climbed in and everything seemed fine, except my RL was dangling there above me with tons of sag. I was so confused so as I was checking it out I noticed the play. I was worried about putting too much tension on the bug net and damaging the hammock. This will be my wife's primary hammock moving forward so far less weight, but I want it to be right before she starts using it. I really like the Amsteel loops to attach to, I just need to figure out the proper distance between point to get a new RL made.

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    Is it possible that the splice between the fixed ridgeline and knotted amsteel is slipping or coming undone?

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