I'll give it a try. Anybody know where to find friction coefficients for any of these lines?
How much Tenex would the 10 inches of 7/64 Amsteel I have left get me?How much of the amsteel 7/64 do you have? I'd swap you some 1/4" Tenex for some of it (or 3/8 Tenex if ya wanted).
Seriously, I just used the last few feet I had on this experiment. Not having proper fids, I found this stuff a real PITA to splice once it's been under tension, so I wouldn't wish that on you.
I managed to salvage a 7/64 Amsteel UCR to make a whoopie sling, which I tested as an adjustable ridge line with my toggled suspension. It held just fine under more tension than I'd ever want to use. The buried section was about 2 full fids long. I think this is how I'll do ridgelines from now on.
I'll try it on a suspension line next, as soon as I can pick through my leftovers to salvage a whoopie sling of suitable length. Based on TiredFeet's reference to the Amsteel recommendation, I'll probably make the buried portion at least 4 fids long, to begin with.
I'll take a better one in daylight after I've made some more 'polished' slings.
I think I need to get some new line, though; I can't quite get the running end inside the old line I'm working with. Please bear in mind that I'm a rank amateur at this. I'm using make-do stuff for fids -- coat hanger wire, meat skewers, darning needles... (the local hobby shop was out of metal tubing small enough for the 7/64 line)
Success!!! (Thanks for the suggestions, Acer & SA!)
It ain't the purtiest piece of work, but it does work. Finally salvaged another 7/64 Amsteel blue sling to fabricate a whoopie sling for the suspension. Here's the results (overview, tree end, working parts, buried section*):
SA, the buried section* was about 3.5 fids long.
I was able to adjust the setup multiple times, with no slippage at all. I need to test it more over time but this looks very promising.
Thanks again for the ideas, guys!
*update: found out the buried section is called a "brummel" <-- ERROR!!
**correction: see Nacra533's later post, in which he defines everything nicely.
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I wish I knew how to manufacture something like that...
Is there any guides out there on the very weird web?
If the hammock is rocking, don't come knocking
I LOVE it Caboyer! Great work! I'll definitely do this with my 7/64" when it gets here and I make my hammock and tarp and... (you may notice I'm DIYing everything )