Thanks for all that great info.
I saw a youtube video on making continuous loops for marine use. They have a core and a cover. The cover is made very much like what is shown on these pages. The core is where the strength is and it is multiple loops of a thinner material. On hammocks, you don't need the strength. I test my splices for my boat site, L-36.com using 7/64 Amsteel and it takes a lot of force on a 30:1 winch to break it. It is rated at 1600 pounds and if you are making a continuous loop with it, you have 3000 pound strength.
Originally Posted by linxdev
You can tell if you are stressing it because it gets stiff when it is stressed. So, if you get off your hammock and can hold the line out and it doesn't limp over, you have stressed it. If it acts more like yarn, it hasn't been stressed.
By the way, I saw someone talk about a 3 inch bury. I recommend 60 to 72 diameters of bury. That is plus or minus 3 fid lengths but you guys don't use fids so just do the diameter thing.
Love your website, Allene222, though I wish it was more hammock-friendly. Hammockers use some rope diameters your calculator doesn't cover.
Using your tutorial I have made three in the last 24 hours. Thanks!!!
I'm guilty of this as well. I add plenty of stitches.
Originally Posted by Bubba
Thanks Opie, you're a gentleman, and a scholar.
I re-read this post last night and felt compelled to make a 7/64" Amsteel continuous loop. I don't have any practical application for it at this time, but I'll toss it in the pack just in case.
After I made the loop, I realized I forgot the tapers. Remarkably, it was pretty easy to get the ends of the buries out, taper, and then re-bury.
Thanks Opie, well done as usual! Been making bunches of these out of whatever material I can splice
Made a few out of amsteel for the hammock suspension, some out of mason line for the tarp
Big thanks for this made a few for myself
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