315# and I use a 7/16" solid dowel. No issues so far with that. But I have heeded Shug's words at all times. And keep the fish in the flounder perspective.
If it moves, you can eat it. No promises you will think it tastes good.
I have cf toggles cut from a section of a broken fishing rod, had myself and a friend bouncing around testing my did sewn channel hammock last week (at the same time = 400lbs plus) and no ill effects to anything.
Don't know what dimension cf toggles are that are bought from vendors but mine are around 80mm by 6mm across, by 1mm wall thickness.
Maybe because you are using 3/4" webbing it doesn't spread the load as much... i think most folk use 1" webbing?!?
oooh, good point about the webbing.
my hammock gear weights total: 2430g (~86oz)
Winter: total 2521 (~89oz)
(see my profile for detailed weights)
gram counter, not gram weenie!
+1 on spent shell casings...I use .30/06 at 200 lbs
I've crushed aluminum arrow shaft toggles before. Yes, hung on the knot. Once the compression happens, it will bend over. I mentioned this in another thread but I use 3" pieces of stainless steel brake line. Have never had an issue with those.
"We don't stop hiking because we grow old,
we grow old because we stop hiking."
-- Finis Mitchell,
i have had it where i thought it was set and layed down in it or adjusted something only to go back and check the msh/whoopie had slipped. remember the 2 materials you are using are very slippery. now i double check before getting in for the night. I am maybe not as big as 300 but at 250 i worry about bouncing in the middle of the night.