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    AmSteel not known in the UK

    I have been following the threads about whoopees and I am planning to replace my stock Hennessey solid core with AmSteel with whoopie slings but I have hit on a problem - AmSteel is unknown here in England. I suspect that it is available, but called something else. Does anybody know what the trade name might be here or give me a technical name for this type of cord? Thanks.

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    Not sure if this will help you, or if they ship overseas, but this is the website that most people go to to order amsteel:

    http://reddenmarine.com/marine-suppl...ot-orange.html

    It only costs $.20 per foot of 7/64" line, and you wouldn't need any more than 40' of it for a suspension for one hammock, so even if the overseas shipping is a bit pricey, it still shouldn't cost that much.

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    Amsteel is a rope product created by Samson Rope. Amsteel is the only trade name as it is a unique line of products to Samson. Samson distributes world wide and there are a handful of dealers throughout the UK so I am surprised you can't find it in the UK.

    Edit: If you really can't find it, I'd be happy to acquire some for you and put it in an envelope to send to you. Shouldn't cost too much.

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    Have a look at this thread buddy ....

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...hlight=amsteel

    Apparently it's known as SK75 over here ...

    http://www.nauticalrope.co.uk/Dyneem...e_Dyneema_Rope

    To tell you the truth I bought mine from Arrowhead but only because I forgot what it was called

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shewie View Post
    Apparently it's known as SK75 over here ...
    Yeah, Dyneema SK-75 is the fiber name for Amsteel-Blue. Dyneema SK-60 is the fiber name for regular Amsteel.

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    I am really impressed by the speed of responses to my query. What a great forum this is. Thanks everybody.

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    Just remember, when making whoopie slings for a Hennessy hammock, you need to leave at least a foot in between the end loop, and the tensioning splice so that you have enough line to properly connect the end loop to the hammock. You can see what I am talking about in this video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Cort...eature=related

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    Hi britcoms,
    same prob over here in Germany. I mailed to reddenmarine, but they didn't even answer. There seemed to be a company in Austria (forest business etc.), but same result: no answer. Good luck when searching ... Maybe we here in Europe have to build up a kind of buying group to get some stuff from US by reasonable rates.
    Greetings from B.

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    you can also order it from www.backwoodsdaydreamer.com i'm sure scott will send it overseas at a fair price.

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    That was what I did, and Scott helped a lot.

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