Welcome Andre, sounds like you have a good plan. Practice first then put it into practice. Tons of info and very helpfull people here.
Mataharihiker, good to finally see you on the Hammock Forums I have gleaned wisdom from your posts over at Backpacker for a long time. I know you have been hammocking for some time, but welcome to the official hang-out of hammock addicts
Lots of cool stuff, ideas and opinions here, even if you have to suffer through advanced mathematics from time to time.