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    Woopieslings on Hennesey

    I have had a pair of woopieslings for a couple monthe now. I have watched installation vidios etc. I have been reluctant to install. I am trying to figure out if prusic knot loops will still be functional for adjusting factory fly setup. Or will they interfear with the woopies. I have a nice diy sil cat tarp that i use on a seperate ridge line. My dillema is I was cought in severe hail wind and torental rains is the smokies last year. It sure was nice to be double tarped! I will also be voiding hennesey warrenty as soon as woopies are installed! What are your thoughts?:

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    I've got a Hennessy and I switched to whoopies as soon as I could I've got my tarp on a separate ridge line but I know what you mean about the double tarping so I have just put the factory prussics back on the hammock suspension (on the whoopies). It seems like it will work fine but I think it will depend on the length of the whoopies (location and length of bury). I will try and get mine setup and post a couple pics soon.
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    We make our whoopie slings for Hennessy Hammocks with an extra length of line from the bury of the fixed eye to the constrictor part. This extra length is to allow placment of the original prusik/hook for the original tarp. So, yes, you should be able to attach it if they were our whoopie slings. As far as voiding the warranty, and I'm no lawyer, I don't think they can void it just for installing whoopie slings. Now if the whoopie slings where to damage the hammock, which I've never heard of them doing, then they could refuse to honor the damage.

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    I just put whoopies on my Hennessy, and hung it yesterday for the first time. the prusik/hooks fit ok. But the cord that Hennessy uses did not seem to "bite" on the Amsteel good. If I pulled on the trap, they would move a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by last1up View Post
    I just put whoopies on my Hennessy, and hung it yesterday for the first time. the prusik/hooks fit ok. But the cord that Hennessy uses did not seem to "bite" on the Amsteel good. If I pulled on the trap, they would move a little.
    Last1up, try giving the prusik 4 wraps around the Amsteel rather than the original 3 turns. That should increase the bite.

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    Hmmm... We must have crossed paths as I was posting basically the same thing here (with pictures):

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=46377
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    Thanks for all the replys. I did get them from woopieslings.com and specified for Hennesey. So I should be good to go. I have some extra amsteel I ordered, mayby I should retie prussics with that. Would they bite better?

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    +1 on the extra wrapping but I think you might enjoy buying a ridgeline setup from smokebait as you'll get a tighter pitch on the tarp.
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    From what I've read on other threads, I'd suspect that taking off the stock suspension WOULD void the warranty provided by Hennessy.

    Don't know that this has ever really stopped any of us from making this change though...just thought I'd mention it since the question was raised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Owl View Post
    From what I've read on other threads, I'd suspect that taking off the stock suspension WOULD void the warranty provided by Hennessy.

    Don't know that this has ever really stopped any of us from making this change though...just thought I'd mention it since the question was raised.
    If I remember correctly from my years working for an automobile manufacturer, it is the Magnuson-Moss Act that protects consumers. A manufacturer can't just void a warranty at will. If a modification can be proven to cause a failure then the manufacture can decline warranty. An analogy might be like putting aftermarket wheels on your car. It doesn't void the car warranty. Now if the ball joint breaks due to additional stress caused by improper wheels, then the manufacturer can decline to warranty the ball joint but the burden of proof is on them.

    Owl, you're right though. This hasn't stopped most of us. Nor is there any trend of anybody's whoopie slings damaging their hammock.

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