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    Whip it good...

    So I'm starting on my HH clone a la HC4C and I've got my seams all sewed up pretty and whatnot. I've been reading over his thread for the clone, I think I got the whole folding ends thing down, but I've run into a slight problem. What do I use to whip the ends? Spectra? Grosgrain? Paracord? Anything but cotton twine?

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    I gather the ends of a hammock with the fixed eye at the hammock-end of my whoopie slings. I pass the eye through the channel in the end of the hammock, pass rest of the whoopie sling through the eye, cinch and gather, and tie a clove hitch right below the gather.
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    **** Mac. Thats so **** simple its........ dunno? And heres me using "Hoochie" CORD.
    (Aussie Army GP cordage, like heavy duty masons line)

    Gotta try this for sure
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    MAC i dont think he has a channel at the ends to put the eye through.

    Here is what i did cause i think you want to do the same thing i did.
    I first put a whipping knot(method #2):http://www.ropeworks.biz/reader/whipping.pdf
    Then I used a Prussic knot on the hammock side of the whipping.

    The Whipping knot acts as a stopper and the prussic itself is a stopper. With this setup after a while it will be VERY tight and will take way too much effort to get off. This is good!!!

    GL

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    For the whipping i use paracord and the prussic knot is the dead eye of an Amsteel whoopie sling

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    thanks z that's what I was looking for and no I don't have a channel.

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