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    Thanks everyone for your replies. 7/64 it is. Already got the plastic needle thingy from Micheals last week so I am good to go.
    I miss my 4.8Lb base weight as a ground dweller...But I sure DON'T MISS the ground.

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    Let me mention that I found cutting the individual strands of Amsteel (when doing the taper) is much easier if you put tension on the strand you are cutting- I fold it over one of the blades, then pinch both and pull away slightly as I am cutting. Hope that helps, KM

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgibson View Post
    Put it this way, there are 400 pound hangers out there hanging off of the 7/64 with no issues, I have sold them the stuff they are using for suspensions, If you are at or less than 400 you are more than fine with the 7/64. If you are well over 400 then consider the 1/8th.
    Well then, thanks for answering my question. Think I'll get rid of a couple pieces of old nylon rope that from the looks of it, is having trouble with about 300 pounds, suspended at both ends that's only 150 pounds.
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    Aaaand the order is in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sclittlefield View Post

    7/64 is rated at 1600lbs, with a 1400lb minimum - so we use the 1400lb rating. That's plenty for hammocking - especially when you splice it, which doesn't drop the rating much compared to knots.
    Ahh, there's the rub. The larkshead we use to attach the sling functions very much like a choker hitch, which derates line significantly. I think that's the weakest link. Still plenty strong, though.
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