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    mahem: angrysparrow is using 3.8mm on his ENO, so 3mm (doubled up like this) might be ok. Definitely wouldn't go any smaller though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mahem View Post
    The caution part is that you may unwearily put a more focused tension on the end of the hammock if you replace this small part of rope creating a shearing effect on the fabric.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tobit View Post
    mahem: good point, I hadn't really thought about this but it does make sense. Anyone else have input on this please?
    That could be a very valid concern, depending on the line you use and your method of attachment. I can only speak to the way I've done this in the past, and the results from doing so:

    I tied my Cinch Buckles to my ENO using 3.8mm Spyderline with a prussik knot, and ran the line (doubled up) through the end channel and then tied back on itself with a bowline knot. After more than 50 hangs, I haven't had any problems and I can't see any real wear on the end channel. YMMV

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobit View Post
    Still waiting for arrival of my ENO but I did just return from EMS where I FINALLY found a pack that fits me when I am also wearing some cold weather clothing. I wound up with a Gregory Z-55 and I also picked up a couple Omega Pacific Carabiners while I was there. As soon as I get my ENO and the MacCat some nameless dood is s'pose to send me, I will be almost all set for 2008.
    I have a Z55 and love it. Excellent choice!

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    I think you'ld be okay Tobit then, if you do it like the way Angrysparrow did it. I'm heavier than you by quite a bit and will stick with the larger diameter rope for now just to err on the side of caution. I don't want to buy another hammock after all I just replaced one. I'll try it with my other one when I get it from camp to let you know if the added weight of a really heavy hanger will put me on my butt.

    Angrysparrow is that a bowline in the rope you used to tie to your hammock? I can't really see.
    Last edited by pure_mahem; 01-22-2008 at 16:28.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mahem View Post
    I'm heavier than you by quite a bit and will stick with the larger diameter rope for now just to err on the side of caution. I don't want to buy another hammock after all I just replaced one.
    You're heavier than me?? I'm 275, how much are you?

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    I weigh 395!

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    Tobot,
    Couldn't you retie it the way I had it with the double fishermans knot and do a larkshead through the cinch buckle? Thats the way I did the ring buckles with the rope that I had on it. Also the 2 short pieces of black rope that were attached to the compression straps were the factory lines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mahem View Post
    Angrysparrow is that a bowline in the rope you used to tie to your hammock? I can't really see.
    Yes, a bowline knot.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

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    I've now tried three different hammocks and in this order:Hennesey,Speer and ENO and each time I was more impressed so the ENO double nest is far and away my personal favorite.Why didn't I do this years ago I'll never know.I just did the Linville Gorge this past weekend and when I woke up Sunday morning at 6 am it was 4 degrees with 20 MPH winds and I was warm in a 0 degree bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spam View Post
    I've now tried three different hammocks and in this order:Hennesey,Speer and ENO and each time I was more impressed so the ENO double nest is far and away my personal favorite.Why didn't I do this years ago I'll never know.I just did the Linville Gorge this past weekend and when I woke up Sunday morning at 6 am it was 4 degrees with 20 MPH winds and I was warm in a 0 degree bag.
    That sounds like my experience with my first few hammocks. Except mine is a Treklight double. That is until I got a bridge hammock. Now my favorite.
    Nice report. Bet it wasn't crowded. Welcome to the site.
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