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    Michele, I tied a series of overhand knots in the ridgeline about an inch apart so that I could easily change the length of the ridgeline if needed.

    When I was first setting it up, I followed Jeff's advice and just lashed it using the Hennessy method to get the length right.

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    Hang on....why would you want or need to change the length of the ridgeline on a HH? To tie in between a shorter distance? (just when I thought I had it all figured out
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    No, it's a homemade, not an HH. Don't worry, I don't have a real reason, just giving myself some flexibility in case I find that I'd like it a little tighter or looser once I get out there. Maybe my body after some hard miles will want something a little different than it does after a day of sitting on my *** at the office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick View Post
    No, it's a homemade, not an HH. Don't worry, I don't have a real reason, just giving myself some flexibility in case I find that I'd like it a little tighter or looser once I get out there. Maybe my body after some hard miles will want something a little different than it does after a day of sitting on my *** at the office.
    Man just when I think I have my setup all figured out someone goes and posts something that I think is a good idea and want to incorperate into my own setup.

    Thanks a lot. In a good way.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    Man just when I think I have my setup all figured out someone goes and posts something that I think is a good idea and want to incorperate into my own setup.

    Thanks a lot. In a good way.
    i got another idea to throw at cha & see what yall think... but i need to finish & take pictures.
    i'll try to have something to show this week. ...tim
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    i got another idea to throw at cha & see what yall think... but i need to finish & take pictures.
    i'll try to have something to show this week. ...tim
    Keep them coming. I just ordered some rope to use as a ridgeline and to tie the hammock to the straps. I think I am going to can the idea of using the strap for a ridgeline for now. I don't think that will same me any weight because I will just make the side tieouts longer.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    Keep them coming. I just ordered some rope to use as a ridgeline and to tie the hammock to the straps. I think I am going to can the idea of using the strap for a ridgeline for now. I don't think that will same me any weight because I will just make the side tieouts longer.

    Hey man....you gonna stop fiddling w/that thing soon? Have you noticed the date yet?
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    He has a date? That could get tricky in a hammock...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michele View Post
    Hey man....you gonna stop fiddling w/that thing soon? Have you noticed the date yet?
    I am going to be fiddling with things up until I leave. I'm sure I will be on the ride down thinking, man I should give this a try. Once I hit the trail though I usually leave things alone. I only plan the next project.

    Yet another reason why I don't have a definite start date or way down there yet. The bus, as scary as it may seem, is starting to look pretty good.

    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    He has a date? That could get tricky in a hammock...
    No, I need a new line. "Hey do you want to come back to my hammock tonight?", isn't seeming to work well for me.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    As for hammock related pick up lines. Any combination of the words "swing", "hang", or "hung" should do. As in: "My hammock isn't the only thing well hung."

    I appologize that my first post on this forum is an obnoxious and crude attempt at humor, but I couldn't resist.

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