mahem: angrysparrow is using 3.8mm on his ENO, so 3mm (doubled up like this) might be ok. Definitely wouldn't go any smaller though.
I tied my Cinch Buckles to my ENO using 3.8mm Spyderline with a prussik knot, and ran the line (doubled up) through the end channel and then tied back on itself with a bowline knot. After more than 50 hangs, I haven't had any problems and I can't see any real wear on the end channel. YMMV
“I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt.” - Cormac McCarthy
I think you'ld be okay Tobit then, if you do it like the way Angrysparrow did it. I'm heavier than you by quite a bit and will stick with the larger diameter rope for now just to err on the side of caution. I don't want to buy another hammock after all I just replaced one. I'll try it with my other one when I get it from camp to let you know if the added weight of a really heavy hanger will put me on my butt.
Angrysparrow is that a bowline in the rope you used to tie to your hammock? I can't really see.
Last edited by pure_mahem; 01-22-2008 at 17:28.
I weigh 395!
Couldn't you retie it the way I had it with the double fishermans knot and do a larkshead through the cinch buckle? Thats the way I did the ring buckles with the rope that I had on it. Also the 2 short pieces of black rope that were attached to the compression straps were the factory lines.
Gentle raindrops and mighty oceans...neither can exist without the other.
Time heals all wounds...but it usually leaves a pretty big scar.
I've now tried three different hammocks and in this order:Hennesey,Speer and ENO and each time I was more impressed so the ENO double nest is far and away my personal favorite.Why didn't I do this years ago I'll never know.I just did the Linville Gorge this past weekend and when I woke up Sunday morning at 6 am it was 4 degrees with 20 MPH winds and I was warm in a 0 degree bag.