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    How much sag??

    I am setting up the ridgeline on my Speer Hammock. I am just wondering how much sag I should set and how to measure it. Is it just a trial and error thing? Until I tried using a ridgeline I didn't realize the sag issue, but now that I have, I am sold. I also think that Mr Hennessey, while well within his right to aquire a patent on the structural ridgeline, is doing a HUGE disservice to the hammock world by not allowing every manufacturer to use it. Is it possible that someone could use the idea but attach it in a different manner and get around the patent infringement? Just an idea.

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    > Is it just a trial and error thing?

    Yep. You just want it where you're most comfortable (which is usually also flattest).

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    Which reminds me... Has anyone ever trie to make the sag adjuster shown in the HH patents?

    When I built my Safari clone (aka "The ARK"), I secured one end on the ridge line as normal but on the other end put a taught line hitch to make it adjustable while I played with the length. I added a few extra hitches to keep it from slipping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunHiker View Post
    Which reminds me... Has anyone ever trie to make the sag adjuster shown in the HH patents?

    When I built my Safari clone (aka "The ARK"), I secured one end on the ridge line as normal but on the other end put a taught line hitch to make it adjustable while I played with the length. I added a few extra hitches to keep it from slipping.
    I have a second (readjustable) ridge line on my hh. Its attached with small carabins to the loops at each end of the default hh ridgeline. I leave the head end carabiner hooked all the time and leave the foot end loose and only hook it when i cant get enough tension for the default ridgeline to keep the netting of my face. the foot end is the one with the taut line hitch. this second ridgeline i pass it trough the two hooks of the other ridgeline. just to get out of the way if not used.

    what is the adjustable hh ridgeline like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunHiker View Post
    Which reminds me... Has anyone ever trie to make the sag adjuster shown in the HH patents?
    I've done it before but I used techniques based on Isaac Palmer's 1901 patent where I doubled back some of the ridgeline and used a taut line or a truckers hitch.
    Last edited by Youngblood; 07-04-2008 at 10:48.
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    I've used the trucker's hitch to make my ridge line adjustable. It's a great method to quickly change the length of the ridge line.
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