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    whoopie sling question

    I made my first two whoopie slings tonight. Everything went OK with one exception. The bury on one locked brummel is only 3 inches.

    Will this be a problem?

    I was planning on gifting them to a friend who is letting me try her ENO. I cannot believe she weighs much, but I also don't want her getting a rude awakening some night.

    Any advice - redo, or is it OK?

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    If its a locked brummel then the 3 inches will likely not be a problem. I have hung on a few slings with buries that short. Its not the recommended length but it will hold fine. The failure point in whoopies is where the tail exits the adjustable bury.
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    I'd probably trust it for me to hang from. If I was giving it to someone else, I'd use Sampson's Lock Stitching instructions to put a guarantee on it.

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    while not a whoopie the fixed eye on the end of my suspension is a locked brummel with a 3 1/2 bury which was then stitched and so far it has held just fine for me @ bout 225lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    If its a locked brummel then the 3 inches will likely not be a problem. I have hung on a few slings with buries that short. Its not the recommended length but it will hold fine. The failure point in whoopies is where the tail exits the adjustable bury.
    +1 - Some people are taken back by the comments around fid lengths... once you identify what one fid length is for your particular amsteel, the rest is a piece of cake.... size of rope multiplied by 21.

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