Hi, i have just completed my first diy hammock (see pics). I made it out of a sheet of rip stop nylon, with asym tie out points, whipped at each end in the 'W' formation with paracord and attached at each end to 1 inch polypropylene webbing via a loop in the webbing which was made into a larks head and pulled tight over each end behind the whipping. Im very pleased with the outcome but have some questions:
1. the edges are very slack, i have pulled the long edges through more when whipping but they are still quite slack, how much slack should their be?
2. the whipping keeps slipping towards the end, i think this is in part due to the larks head in the webbing slipping towards the end and putting pressure on the whipping and in turn making it slip. Any tips on how to prevent this? Im using about 5 turns in the whipping, is this enough? Any tips on getting it as tight as possible? And also any tips on preventing the webbing slipping towards the whipping?
3. how long are your straps at each end? i dont think mine are long enough
Any help greatly appreciated