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    Whoopie Hook with 1/8” Amsteel

    Putting together new suspension. I got some whoopie hooks & new straps and planned to use 1/8” for both my CL and Whoopie Sling. I just realized the only way it works is to put the whoopie hook on the CL between the bury ends (where it’s a single thickness). Any issues or experience with 1/8”? Before anyone gets carried away with the “7/64 is more than enough” - I’ll just say I had a CL failure once (from another manufacturer NOT Dutchware) already and just prefer to go with the thicker Amsteel. I’m a larger human and toss/turn thru the night so I like the idea of extra strength.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traveling Man View Post
    Putting together new suspension. I got some whoopie hooks & new straps and planned to use 1/8” for both my CL and Whoopie Sling. I just realized the only way it works is to put the whoopie hook on the CL between the bury ends (where it’s a single thickness). Any issues or experience with 1/8”? Before anyone gets carried away with the “7/64 is more than enough” - I’ll just say I had a CL failure once (from another manufacturer NOT Dutchware) already and just prefer to go with the thicker Amsteel. I’m a larger human and toss/turn thru the night so I like the idea of extra strength.
    Did that loop fail because it got cut or was it just not spliced correctly? I am only 230 but I would trust 7/64 to a pretty high weight unless I didn't care about the weight if the suspension..
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    What weight limits would you trust for 7/64 Amsteel CL and Whoopie slings? I ask because I am 320 and looking to tryout a whoopie sling and straps for my suspension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    Did that loop fail because it got cut or was it just not spliced correctly? I am only 230 but I would trust 7/64 to a pretty high weight unless I didn't care about the weight if the suspension..
    Cordage failure - nowhere near the splice or the contact point with the whoopie. It wasn’t one of yours. It came with my hammock. Surprised the heck out of me. I vary between 240-265 depending on my habits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by preach View Post
    What weight limits would you trust for 7/64 Amsteel CL and Whoopie slings? I ask because I am 320 and looking to tryout a whoopie sling and straps for my suspension.
    I would trust 7/64th to 350. If weight of the suspension didn't matter then I thin go with 1/8th and it will never wear out.
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    Just my .02
    I have been using 7/64 cl from.dutch for well over a 100 hangs and I am 280lbs


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    I'll join the group surprised about 7/64 failing. Doesn't matter if you're a big guy, most hammocks would fail before the whoopies. Still, if 1/8 makes you sleep easier, then I say go for it.

    I just made a pair out of 1/8 because I wasn't looking carefully when I clicked. 1/8 is a tighter weave then 7/64, but still doable: Probably a snap with a fid, but not the only way. I tapered first and used a loop of wire (and a little persuasion) to pull it through. A properly tapered brummel splice is a beautiful thing, so it's worth the effort!

    Not sure why it only works on the CL? I've put the hook on the whoopie's fixed loop and the adjustable loop; Works great.

    Quote Originally Posted by Traveling Man View Post
    Putting together new suspension. I got some whoopie hooks & new straps and planned to use 1/8” for both my CL and Whoopie Sling. I just realized the only way it works is to put the whoopie hook on the CL between the bury ends (where it’s a single thickness). Any issues or experience with 1/8”? Before anyone gets carried away with the “7/64 is more than enough” - I’ll just say I had a CL failure once (from another manufacturer NOT Dutchware) already and just prefer to go with the thicker Amsteel. I’m a larger human and toss/turn thru the night so I like the idea of extra strength.

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