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    Amsteel 3/16

    So I found some amsteel 3/16 cord at the load west marine. 0.39 a foot which is cheap. Good for 1200#

    I now have just 12' long harbor freight straps, but this stuff is so light and cheap, I am thinking about doing the entire suspension out of it, IE lark the end at the hammock, then out to a tree strap.

    So what is the setup for just cord.

    Any one of these better than the other ??

    How much cord would you set up for each end ??
    I am thinking 12'-15'

    24 feet would cost me about $10.



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    Quote Originally Posted by tammons View Post
    So I found some amsteel 3/16 cord at the load west marine. 0.39 a foot which is cheap. Good for 1200#

    I now have just 12' long harbor freight straps, but this stuff is so light and cheap, I am thinking about doing the entire suspension out of it, IE lark the end at the hammock, then out to a tree strap.

    So what is the setup for just cord.

    Any one of these better than the other ??

    How much cord would you set up for each end ??
    I am thinking 12'-15'

    24 feet would cost me about $10.



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    well, Redden Marine has 7/64 Amsteel for $0.15 a foot (1600 lb breaking strength)
    this very long thread will tell you how to make whoopie slings...
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    I would agree ... I've made three sets from 7/64 and it's easy to work with .... it's certainly cheaper!
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    tammons - Something's not adding up here. Amsteel 3/16 is larger than 1/8, which has a breaking strength of 2400# if memory serves me right. Are you talking about 7/64?

    As far as length, 12-15' of line per end to make the whoopies is fairly common.
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