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    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post
    Ok Dave... I think this is it.... <snip> I locked it with a brummel and pulled both tails in. Any length could probably be achieved... And it does feel strong...
    Opie, my experience is that that would be strong. I do something similar through the end channel of my hammock, like so:

    The loop is formed exactly as you show, above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    That looks right...wanna send me a couple? I'll be the HF test dummy, to see if they creep.

    Shoot me the price, and I'll get on it.
    What length would you like them, tip to tip finished? Considering the 6" bury held on the slings.. Wanna try a 4" or 5" bury? I can do one of each.

    No charge since youve offered up to be a test dummy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frawg View Post
    Opie, my experience is that that would be strong. I do something similar through the end channel of my hammock, like so:

    The loop is formed exactly as you show, above.
    Thanks. Ill add these to the test list. With some varying bury lengths.
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    If by "tip to tip", you mean circumference, 24" will work.

    As to the bury, I'll go with your gut...I wonder what Frawg used?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frawg View Post
    Opie, my experience is that that would be strong. I do something similar through the end channel of my hammock, like so:

    The loop is formed exactly as you show, above.
    That looks good.

    What type of line is that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    If by "tip to tip", you mean circumference, 24" will work.

    As to the bury, I'll go with your gut...I wonder what Frawg used?
    Ok.. since you want it 24" Ill leave the buries at 6".

    I Was thinking youd want it shorter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post
    Ok.. since you want it 24" Ill leave the buries at 6".

    I Was thinking youd want it shorter.
    24" is the circumference...the stretched length of the loop would then be 12"...put a Prussic or larkshead on both ends, and there's not a lot left.

    I think if the spliced section is used for the Prussic, it's unlikely to slip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    If by "tip to tip", you mean circumference, 24" will work.

    As to the bury, I'll go with your gut...I wonder what Frawg used?
    Dave, the finished bury was 5" on each side of the lock. Note that I'm not putting all that much strain on the bury. It was just my way of making a loop to use in place of the ones I'd done previously using a Zeppelin bend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post
    That looks good.

    What type of line is that?
    That's 7/64 AmSteel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    24" is the circumference...the stretched length of the loop would then be 12"...put a Prussic or larkshead on both ends, and there's not a lot left.

    I think if the spliced section is used for the Prussic, it's unlikely to slip.
    OK... Im sending you 4 loops.

    2 are in the configuration you requested.

    1 is a little over 12", but with 4" buries.

    The last is around 10" with 6" buries.
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