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    Question is it really safe?

    I've just bought some FSE Robline Ocean 3000 2mm. Dying to try it out but looking at how thin it is compared to how not thin I am, having difficulty putting my faith in it! lol
    http://www.tridentuk.com/sailing/pro...FSEO3_2MM.html

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    No, you want a breaking limit of about 3 times your weight. This will keep you safe from higher forces due to the angle of your hang and the dynamic forces of movement.

    EDIT: If you sit down, REAL slowly and move REAL slowly and hang NO MORE than 30 degrees it will hold you, however I wouldn't trust it if you were to move.
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    Thanks, Should be ok for tarp and bits and bobs then, maybe test it out on the wife!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    Thanks, Should be ok for tarp and bits and bobs then,
    Of course, only thing to watch out for is that the line could be "too" strong and your tarp will fail before the line fails.

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    maybe test it out on the wife!
    I think that's more dangerous then hanging from it! At least from what I'm told, I don't have a wife to deal with :P
    I like metric, I use metric, for those of you who don't ... you should, for those of you who won't ... here.
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    100g - 3.52oz, 500g - 17.63oz, 1kg - 2.2lbs, 16oz - 1lbs
    10cm - 3.9", 1m - 3.28ft, 1km - 0.62mi

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    Lol, Thanks for your input i'll try the next size up

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    maybe test it out on the wife!

    Did anyone else find this . . . funny on more than one level?

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    Funny, but potentially fatal... for the husband...
    "Do or do not, there is no try." -- Yoda


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    I would be cautious trying the 2mm, but the 3mm is rated a bit stronger(800kg) than 7/64" Amsteel Blue(730kg). It should work just fine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnSawyer View Post
    Funny, but potentially fatal... for the husband...
    I concur. There are FAR more pleasant ways to die .
    You're gonna need a bigger hammock

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    3mm it is then as i'm 110kg. I'm amazed at the strength of Amsteel, on another topic does anyone know of any equations/calculations for the relationship between the angle of hang and load in hammock?

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