Over the weekend I was stuffing about with some lines on my set-up and came about the following which seems to work OK.
I run a gathered end hammock and have not used a ridge line in the past but was keen to see if I could get a more consistent and easy to set-up hang. I have had a foot line permanently attached to the hammock for a little while now and thought that a combo line could work.
I removed the fixed length foot line and started playing.
I cut a larger length of 550 and a small 'line lok" (from the HF store, BTW, love the greeting cards that are now available) and off I went.
Maybe what I came up with is not a true ridge line? But it sure did help in set-up and being able to get a consistent diagonal lie. Anyhow, I set the hammock up and got it just sweet. Added the line and adjusted the ridge line to be the 'correct' taughtness (is that even a word?) by use of the line lok. I marked on the line where that setting was. I then adjusted the line lok so the line was longer and could be used as a foot line.
It seems to work great for me! I end up attaching it to the decender rings, which then saw me readjust the markings on the lines to compensate for the additional length.