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    Also: is there any reason to go for the 3.0mm as opposed to the 2.5? The 2.5 is cheaper and both seem to have more strength than is needed here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by booone0 View Post
    Also: is there any reason to go for the 3.0mm as opposed to the 2.5? The 2.5 is cheaper and both seem to have more strength than is needed here.
    seems to be a lot of experience on HF with the 7/64" version, and it's fine. I guess I went with 1/8" because the increase in strength came at a very small marginal increase in cost, and small absolute increase in weight, for lengths in hammocking use. I like bargains!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    seems to be a lot of experience on HF with the 7/64" version, and it's fine. I guess I went with 1/8" because the increase in strength came at a very small marginal increase in cost, and small absolute increase in weight, for lengths in hammocking use. I like bargains!

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    rope that small gives me the willies. I am trusting in the survival of those who have gone before to hang my lard butt from anything remotely that thin. but... since they have lived to tell the tale.... and I have no reason to believe that _all_ of them would lie about it... I will venture a go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by booone0 View Post
    I didn't realize how cheap it was from defender marine. 65 Feet at that price would put you just over $25, and that would be enough for a couple of hammocks with ridge lines. Around $32 with shipping... I might just do that.
    But if I go with a Ring setup, I only need ~3' (excluding ridgeline). As webbing makes up for most the distance and a ridgeline doesn't need to have 1000#+ strength just about any line will do.

    Though, if I went with a HH-like setup (using this thin line combined with tree huggers), 65' wouldn't be too bad as I'd use half on one hammock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    rope that small gives me the willies. I am trusting in the survival of those who have gone before to hang my lard butt from anything remotely that thin. but... since they have lived to tell the tale.... and I have no reason to believe that _all_ of them would lie about it... I will venture a go.
    If it helps the wench lines used on "Deadliest Catch" are made out of spectra. Something I learned watching countless hours of the show. Really strong stuff for the size and weight.

    The larger size would make it easier to untie and retie if needed. Something I never really do.
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    Intellectually I know they are safe and more than ample to hold my weight. But sheesh they are tiny. It's my gut that needs to get the message. hehehe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    seems to be a lot of experience on HF with the 7/64" version, and it's fine. I guess I went with 1/8" because the increase in strength came at a very small marginal increase in cost, and small absolute increase in weight, for lengths in hammocking use. I like bargains!

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