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    Senior Member Kallorne's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    Thanks! the links answered that question and made up my mind to go with lashing. So maybe some smaller diameter dock line for the lashing?
    "don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go and do that because what the world needs is people who have come alive."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rain Man View Post
    Query: Doesn't paracord and other cheap stuff degrade in sunlight pretty quickly? As in, a hammock stand left out in the sun all summer will eventually fail at the lashings?...
    Yes, sorta....but...I used the cheapest nylon rope Menards had. I was truly disappointed with this rope when I opened it up a year after I bought it. It was that bad. Used it anyway.

    After it was up for almost a year, I took it apart to lash it up differently and found the rope to be in good enough condition to re-use. I'm guessing I'll get another couple of years out of it.

    I did use amsteel to hang the ridgepole from the tripods.

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    Polyester holds up to uv better than nylon. It also doesn't stretch nearly as much as nylon when wet. Cheaper than amsteel. Id think that would work well for lashing. Cooke Custom Sewing sells a nice, quality 1/8 polyester cord.

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    Senior Member Kallorne's Avatar
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    The finished product! Came out pretty well I think
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