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    RL length for a UL

    I picked up a Grand Trunk Ultralight to hang in my sons room the other day and I rigged up a single line suspension with descender rings and 50' of para cord (I know, not the best suspension but it's just for trial uses). I am having a hard time getting the ridgeline length dialed and wondered if anyone else has a good idea what length works well. This is my first gathered end hammock so I'm just trying to get a little more familiar with set up.

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    By no means am I an expert but Ive seen folks going with around 85% of hammock length on standard hammocks. Then Ive seen this vary on the new school 11' hammocks.

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    I used 89" on mine and attached it right at the gathered end on the rope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2TallWv View Post
    By no means am I an expert but Ive seen folks going with around 85% of hammock length on standard hammocks.
    I think you'll find it is 83%.

    That's a good starting point anyway. Adjust from there.
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    sounds easy enough. I'll try 83 to 85 % and see what I get.

    Thanks guys.

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    91" is a sweet hang on this hammock.
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    So I did 97" which is 83% of the total length where I attached the suspension lines. I set the suspension so that I can still bend the RL to vertical with three fingers and it feels pretty good. I can't fathom the sag one would get with a 89" RL. Am I missing something?

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    I set my hmmocks at 93%.
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    For me, the GT UL (and most of the narrower hammocks) benefit from a slightly longer RL length.

    Edit: I should also say that your height matters also. Since I'm only 5' 8" on my tippy toes, I can get by with a shorter ridgeline if I need to.
    Last edited by PapaSmurf; 02-27-2012 at 14:19.

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