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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    ...I would be tempted to just cut the adjustable loop to an appropriate length and make a new locked brummel/bury fixed loop on the end...
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    I'd suggest that once you find that magic length for your RL to remove the adjustment and replace with another locked brummel at the end. Instructions for making a locked brummel without access to both ends can be found here.
    Or better yet...make a new ridgeline and save the adjustable one for the next hammock you make (you know you will).

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    All good advise and I appreciate it and yes gmcttr you are right on how I had planned to do it, which may change before days end.

    When I made the ARL's I attached them with the at the length that from what I read should be right (83% of the hammock length) with about 6 inches of adjustment +- from the 83% mark.

    I wonder if I shouldn't just go with the 83% rule and be done with it???????
    What do you guys think?
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    As long as you have them made, I would put them to use. It's nice to try a few different lengths to be sure you get the most comfort the hammock can provide.

    For the "experimenting" phase, I usually just loop the ridgeline ends over the whoopies instead of through the hammock gathered end first. Quick and dirty and easier to adjust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    As long as you have them made, I would put them to use. It's nice to try a few different lengths to be sure you get the most comfort the hammock can provide.

    For the "experimenting" phase, I usually just loop the ridgeline ends over the whoopies instead of through the hammock gathered end first. Quick and dirty and easier to adjust.
    Makes sense. I'm probably over-thinking this whole thing anyway but the SRL is one part of the hammock I don't really understand completely anyway.
    David
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