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    Hammock ridgeline spliced

    I was fiddling around, making a hammock fixed length structural ridgeline.
    I use 1/8 amsteel, knowing it’s overkill.

    Tried to make ridgeline 9 feet 6 inches for my new 11 and a half feet hammock. After making locked brummels on both ends and rather long buries, my finished ridgeline measured 10 feet long!
    Hard to get length right, when using a long bury and locked brummels!

    I said ok, I might use that 10 foot ridgeline on my 12 foot hammock.

    Next I made another spliced ridgeline. This time with no locked brummels.

    The eye splices on each end were temporarily adjustable, so I could adjust and get almost exactly the length specified.

    After adjusting length, I milked the bury and set the splice by pulling real hard.

    Then I tied the splice into an overhand knot and tightened it real tight.

    Then I buried the last few inches of inner core.

    In theory, this overhand knot in the finished splice (both inner bury and outer sheath, will keep the splice from getting shorter or longer.

    I could have sewn through the amsteel to keep the splice from adjusting to either a larger or smaller eye splice.

    I used long burys, around two feet long. I might experiment with two foot long bury. Try same process as just mentioned except no locked brummels, no sewing, and no overhand knot.

    Maybe just the length of long bury will keep splice in place, once bury has been milked and entire splice pulled tight by hand—and then supersetting the splice by initially hanging at somewhat less than 30*. This will pull the splices real hard and set those buries. Maybe that will work.

    Still testing splices secured with an overhand knot.
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    A non-locked brummel is a great idea for tweaking the length to where you need it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom Grappler View Post
    I could have sewn through the amsteel to keep the splice from adjusting to either a larger or smaller eye splice.
    Sewing through the amsteel is really easy, you might give that a shot. Though really it's only the first inch or so of the burry (near the eye) that needs to be secured. It doesn't need to be load bearing, just prevent the burry from pulling out. In fact, and eye spliced this way is stronger than a locked brummel because there isn't a stress concentration at the locked bummel (similar to a knot). Arborists will make life supporting slings this way with some simple hand stitching (they use larger rope, obviously, but the principle is the same). Maybe some other mechanical (or adhesive??) locking could be employed?

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    Yes, might try your idea, a spot of glue, maybe midways of bury. Inject into bury. Would have to be a flexible, waterproof glue, that works and does not damage amsteel.
    No guarantees, worth trying.

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    if you have extra length by error or design, you can use it to add an Alpine/butterfly knot in the line. It will serve as a connection point for a ridge line organizer or peak bag and will make very little impact on the strength of the ridge line. Changing to loop of the butterfly knot takes up more or less slack in the overall length of the ridge line.
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    I'm using whoopie ridge line because my sweet spot is longer than OEM on several of my hammocks. But if I need to use the bug net I can reef in the whoopie to OEM specs. I have also used a CL on one end of the ridge line in conjunction with biner wraps to experiment with just what length makes Goldilocks's bears smile, "Ah, just right.".

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