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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Hammock Line Broke On Me

    Doing some hanging yesterday and had my first experience with a broken line
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    and sudden switch to being on the ground in my hammock.
    Soooo ..... I am going to a bit of larger diameter line for this connection between hammock, caribiner and webbing.
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    that stuff looks pretty weak to begin with, what is it made of? looks like small diameter nylon accessory cord.

    glad you weren't hurt. what did you do?

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    that stuff looks pretty weak to begin with, what is it made of? looks like small diameter nylon accessory cord.

    glad you weren't hurt. what did you do?
    It is this http://www.rei.com/product/729594
    Has a 800lb breaking strength. So far it has worked great but lesson learned on this one. I must say that I personally learn best by my own trial and error!
    Naw, I was not hurt. I take a good fall. It is a gift..........
    Any suggestions on what to use there would be appreciated....
    BTW, looking ever so forward to the "Blackbird" Hammock. Dreamin' about it.
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    HC4U headed up a group buy on some blue dynema awhile back, I think it was 1400# test, shoot him a PM.

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    the 3mm/1/8" amsteel blue is 2500# test i believe. available from www.apsltd.com along with other high tech single braids, double braids, etc...

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    I purchased some of that Amsteel blue 3 mm from the group buy, and I loved it so much I've bought another 61 ft. of blue and 96 ft. of gray. Why such odd lengths? Annapolis Performance sailing usually has odds and ends for at a very decent price, http://www.apsltd.com/Tree/d3000/e2238.asp.

    Redden marine usually has a good price (http://www.reddenmarine.com/site/new-detail.cfm?id=AMRAMSTLBLU38. Go2Marine has quick shipping http://www.go2marine.com/product.do?no=38345F. But the best price is usually Annapolis Performance sailing or Redden. It's good stuff, and it's not going to snap on you like the stuff you were using.

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Thanks for all the suggestions....
    I'm gonna get me some!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Naw, I was not hurt. I take a good fall. It is a gift..........
    Lol, you'll have to teach the rest of us your technique!

    Also glad to hear your landing wasn't too painful.
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    shug... if you go to the Amsteel blue take a look at the threads regarding knots. That stuff can be very slick and it pays to know the knots that work and those that don't.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyCamper View Post
    Lol, you'll have to teach the rest of us your technique!

    Also glad to hear your landing wasn't too painful.
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