I took up Redden Marine on their Black Friday sale and bought 50 feet of 1/8th Amsteel and fashioned myself some eye to eye extension to see what kind of span i could reach.
Combined with my ridgeline and whoopies already attached I have 48foot of sling, 20 feet whoopies and ridgeline. A total of 68 feet
The results were disappointing but i gained valuable insight.
1. I encounted the opposite of the common hammock problem...i could not find trees far enough apart to use the eye slings in single line mode, i had to double them up.
2. Splices must be pre-loaded to take out any slack and compress the braid of the rope. (means butt hit the ground the first...few times)
In the end i could not even use them both double up....there were still no trees at the right length. They were either too far or too close and could not adjust my whoopies enough to reach them.
Some images of where I went to test this out... http://www.dropbox.com/gallery/22917...tRope?h=d71a48
Any thoughts on reaching great lengths?