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    Whoopie Sling Construction

    While bored waiting for my hammock to come in, I decided to start playing with some of the AmSteel I recieved. (On a sidenote, the folks at Redden Marine are incredibly fast with their shipping - what a great company. I placed an order with them on Wed, it shipped on Friday and arrived here on Monday)

    Using an old busted guitar string as a splicing tool, I built a test whoopie sling. One end is a loop formed with a buried splice, the other is a thru-bury with the end of the line buried in itself. The entire project took less than 5 min. I'm simply amazed at how quick it was to build and how strong and light it is.

    Once the hammock arrives, I'll make a set for the suspension on it (with longer buries, of course! I wouldn't trust the 5" ones on the test sling I made).

    Many thanks to all of those that have contributed the know how on constructing these previously on this forum.

    edit: I realize this probably should have been posted in the DIY section. Mods, feel free to move it.
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    haha yea just finished a new pair of whoopies tonight myself, and they are just so awesome!!
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    Looks good! I keep meaning to buy some amsteel and make some of my own...you can never have enough whoopie slings!
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    arent whoopies grand! very nice work, you might want to consider next time around having your constrictor bury closer to the tail bury on the eye to minimize the minimum length.
    ...in it for pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thekalimist View Post
    arent whoopies grand! very nice work, you might want to consider next time around having your constrictor bury closer to the tail bury on the eye to minimize the minimum length.
    That would absolutely be the case as long as the hammock he is waiting on is not a Hennessy, otherwise you need that bit of extra length to allow for connecting the whoopie to the hammock.

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    i'm having trouble understanding how to thread the Amsteel into itself. Trying to make the fixed end loop and then a Whoopie Sling. I have 7/64" Amsteel.

    I'm using a thin guage wire, doubled over itself. I also made a taper on the end. I just can't seem to pull the Amsteel through the center of itself. Is there a video of how to use the wire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phamja View Post
    i'm having trouble understanding how to thread the Amsteel into itself. Trying to make the fixed end loop and then a Whoopie Sling. I have 7/64" Amsteel.

    I'm using a thin guage wire, doubled over itself. I also made a taper on the end. I just can't seem to pull the Amsteel through the center of itself. Is there a video of how to use the wire?
    Here ya go friend hope this helps

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BARzLExE0BU

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    Thanks for your help!

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    The trick for splicing is to squinch the cord together and then insert the fid in the opening that is created.
    You might want to use a locked brummel for your fixed loop. I think a loop made that way is more reliable than using a knot. Amsteel is notorious for having knots slip out.
    Also, I prefer doing an end bury on the adjustable tail. It just looks more polished.
    Look here...
    http://thegpsgeek.com/blog/archives/153
    and here...
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...locked+brummel
    Last edited by Jcavenagh; 09-28-2011 at 16:34.

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