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    Whoopie Sling Splice

    Is everyone using a non core line when making these whoopie slings? I have tried with the core and just can't get it. I took the core out and had no problem. I use 1/8 amsteel and a guitar string.
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    Hollow braid only.

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    Whoops to slow typing. You already got the answer.

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    Thanks to the quick reply. How much does that weaken the line by pulling out he core?
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    Which Amsteel are you using? IIRC, only Amsteel II has a core.

    You should be looking for Amsteel or Amsteel Blue.

    Cords with a core derive most of their strength from the core, so pulling it out will weaken it quite a bit. Enough to make a difference for hammock hanging, I dont know.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    Hollow-core, braided. Not sure the weight rating when you remove the core? Might be a safety issue??
    I'd suggest trying the right stuff.
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    West Marine had it marked as Amsteel blue. 1/8,but it has a core. I ordered some Amsteel blue that is 7/64. Should be in Tuesday. Just ****.
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    West Marine had it marked wrong.

    Not to worry... it happens. At least you asked before you tried to hang from it!!!
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    Westmarine in Augusta only gets Amsteel Blue via special order, atleast, that's what I was told.

    I'd take it back, butchered or not and ask for a refund or replacement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdempsey View Post
    Westmarine in Augusta only gets Amsteel Blue via special order, atleast, that's what I was told.

    I'd take it back, butchered or not and ask for a refund or replacement.
    I ordered 50' of 7/64 Friday .27 cent per foot, be here Tuesday. I guess I can always use the 1/8 With the core for my Ridge line?
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