Further research reveals some new products that may prove useful in solving this dilemma. I am looking at using these anchors 8008957
They are load rated to 850# if used in conjunction with a shouldered eye bolt rate at 500# I may have a winning combination.
I will take a spade bit or hole saw and remove just enough drywall to allow the anchor to tighten up firmly against the rafter or top plate. Then caulk around the remaining now flush anchor, touch up the paint and I only have a 3/8 threaded hole exposed to screw in a shouldered eye bolt when I want to use the hammock. I plan on screwing the anchors in as close to the appropriate angle for the hammock.
Can You guys shoot some holes in this plan?
Those seem pretty legit! Anyone ever actually used those Sammys?
I'd like to see some pics Cannibal. I have a hammock attatched to the rafters in the basement. It lays perpendicular to the rafters and connected to loops of paracord ran through holes drilled through the rafters. How long are your eye bolts and what size?
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Simple and easy
Bradley's frame for his daughter's hammock ought to work as well. And no, or minimal damage to the walls.
Alright, i ended up with just shy of 12' between my D rings in the ceiling. They're at least 90" off the ground at their lowest point, so i put a 15' piece of rope up to see what it would look like, and it seems doable, but would that change once tension was put on it? I'll take pictures once i pretty it up a bit
All of your help is greatly appreciated folks.
So, I have it narrowed now between a few hammocks.
Choice A: http://www.hammocks.com/hammocks/han...richammock.cfm
Choice B: http://www.hammocks.com/hammocks/han...ocknatural.cfm
Choice C: http://www.hammocksrada.com/product.php?id_product=17
Again, any and all help is appreciated, sorry for not being patient :X
Edit: Scratch that, I went with B. I called and it weighed the most. Seems like i might have to rig some straps / chains to make it hang correctly. I'll post pictures
Last edited by Kraken; 08-30-2012 at 09:05.