ok so this is what I have. 24' amstel, 2 Wal-Mart straps, gt tree sling hammock.
I would like to eliminate the stock s-hook and black cord connected to the hammock.
in looking at the original whoopie post he has the other end threaded thru the gathered end and knotted. Then he whoopies the other end but only has it at 10 inches In the middle and the adjustable potion making maybe 2-3 feet total.
I will be using a marlin spike hitch. So my questions are can I make a Brumley splice to lock in the gathered end? And then how much amstel to use? If I have the 15' from Wal-Mart straps does it matter how long the whoopie is because I can extend the strap and use whoopie for adjustments or do I want to keep the strap short and lengthen the whoopie?
I know some of this will be preference and some factual reasons. I am going to try my first hang tomorrow with me and my son and want to complete this first.
thanks to all in advance.