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    Mathematically, it can work at 11.5' and I've got it set up out there at that length now but am dragging the ground (the UQ is), probably because I did not account for the weight of the tarp. I've run out of whoopie take-up and will attach the hammock directly to carabiner B ...

    But that will have to wait until after supper!

    It's after supper and company has gone home -- I doubled up one whoopie and got the clearance needed.

    Test results tomorrow, okay?

    Mike
    Last edited by MDSH; 10-07-2012 at 19:15.

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    Tarp and hammock strung in what I'd call hunker down mode ...

    Worked!

    The ridgeline of the tarp was 5' high at the ends and initial clearance of hammock was 4" with 1" when I woke up this morning, including UQ. Distance between SLS and SRL was 8 inches when the math showed it 12 inches. Yes, the tarp slacks but not significantly.

    All that occured with tree straps at less than 6' up on trees 18' apart.

    Again, these are the same trees as before so will need to expand my efforts at various distances. It seems that polyester straps stretch more than an Amsteel SLS!

    My system is very fiddly and so I still commend Bear and mad for the elegant simplicity of their work. I'm just not tall enough to get straps over 6'-8" so thought of this system as a way to gain elevation in my favor.

    Pictures to follow, Lord willing.

    Mike
    Last edited by MDSH; 10-08-2012 at 11:31. Reason: typos

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    Mike come to the fall hang or the la one this weekend, and I'll try to fix your being so low. I'm running similar distances, similar strap heights and 1-2 foot under the uq using similar suspension. Being on my phone the pics aren't clear enough to see definitively why your so low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbctx View Post
    Mike come to the fall hang or the la one this weekend, and I'll try to fix your being so low. I'm running similar distances, similar strap heights and 1-2 foot under the uq using similar suspension. Being on my phone the pics aren't clear enough to see definitively why your so low.
    Thx, tbctx. I'd like to get a few more inches of clearance.

    The group hang is a possibility. I'll know more as the time gets closer.

    Mike

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    Mike, make the hang if at all possible. If you think you get a mental overload here wait until you make a hang.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olddog View Post
    Mike, make the hang if at all possible. If you think you get a mental overload here wait until you make a hang.
    No joke there, people at them have a slew of info.

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    That's something I definitely want to do, tbctx and olddog. Right now, though, I'm recovering from surgery and just got back with news that this process will take several more weeks.

    In the meantime, on the drive back it occurred to me that one could clip the hammock directly to the SLS and use the whoopies on outboard points to position it and get the sag desired. I'll try that next to see how much clearance can be had with a hunkered down pitch.

    Mike

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    This thread needs more pictures! I'm thinking about doing a mix of all involved. What if the buried loops for the hammock and tarp was a continuous loop?

    It would work out this way, take a unlooped "loop" insert one half of the loop through SRL like a whoopie, exit SRL loop it over the SLR and back into and through the SRL and come out where you entered, attach dutch hammock hook and then bury the ends into each other making a continuous loop. This would allow adjustment on the hammock to the SRL without the need for whoopies thus having a nice weather "drop down" mode to get away from the tarp and a storm mode where you get close with the tarp.

    You would pull on the loop over the SRL to pull up the hammock and it would tension just like a whoopie but it would be inside the SLR rather than outside.

    Does that make sense?
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    You're right gordonfreeman, need more pictures. Trying to build a mental picture and feel that it should work if I'm understanding everything. Best thing is to make up a sample piece and play with it and see if it does what you want it to. After mentioning the buried loop, which I placed 2 more in the SLS for a mini gear hammock, Mike raised the idea of an adjustable loop. Basicly a locked loop on 24" to 30" of amsteel with the end buried in the center and back out of the SLS. Currently my hammock attaches to the SLS with a whoopie from the hammock thru a nacrabiner to a buried loop. Mike's sliding loop would replace the whoopie and buried loop while still maintaining adjustability and maybe saving a few grams. Was looking at it today and I'm going to give it a try.

    With the nacrabiners, 4, 2 at the tree huggers and 2 at the whoopies, I have reduced the hardware down to 2 #1 niteize S-biners for the tarp. These will be replaced with nacrabiners also leaving me with a complete suspension system with no hardware. Forgot the tarp stakes, guess they will have to stay.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olddog View Post
    Forgot the tarp stakes, guess they will have to stay.
    Where there's trees to hang there's sticks for stakes.
    "Live like you will die tomorrow, but learn like you will live forever." Gandhi

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