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    1.9 ripstop - how much will it hold?

    I have some 1.9 ripstop and am thinking about making a double hammock which could be used as a loaner. How much weight do you think this would safely hold with whoppies as the suspension?

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    It's not specifically 1.9 but I think it could give you some guidelines as to weight management: http://www.warbonnetoutdoors.com/hammocks101.php
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    buttinasling hammocks rates their 1.9 - 11' x 58" hammock at 300 lbs. if that will help you.

    http://www.buttinasling.com/bias-cam...mock--red.html

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    Thanks all. It looks like if I made a DL 1.9 oz. hammock it would be heavy, but would safely hold up to at least 400 lbs.

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    You mention whoopies... that's part of the equation. What are they made of? If 7/64 AmSteel is the answer, you'll be good to well over 500 lbs. It's rated quite a bit higher, but loses some strength in the splicing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbrianb View Post
    You mention whoopies... that's part of the equation. What are they made of? If 7/64 AmSteel is the answer, you'll be good to well over 500 lbs. It's rated quite a bit higher, but loses some strength in the splicing.
    I don't have them yet, so I'll make sure they meet that specification. Thanks. I really don't want to have a friend drop.

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    i have a 12' - 58" 1.9 COATED holds me 220 and Kaia 80 Lb. without a problem.
    It's not procrastinating, its proactively delaying the implementation of the energy-intensive phase of the project until the enthusiasm factor is at its maximum effectiveness.

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    I made a double layer 1.9 for a friend who is right at 300lbs and it holds him fine. Also I would trust the whoopie slings to hold him but he wasn't convinced so I used webbing & cinch buckles for his suspension.
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    It will be no stronger than its weakes component.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayak karl View Post
    i have a 12' - 58" 1.9 COATED holds me 220 and Kaia 80 Lb. without a problem.
    Mine isn't coated but think it is calendared. I'll have to check the order info.

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