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    Drip brake point

    Hi all,

    First time poster.

    My current Hammock set-up is a DD Frontline suspended using the DD black tape but with crabs at the end of the hammock to both act as a drip brake and allow quick adjustment.

    However...

    I am about to convert over to Whoopie slings. Set up will be:
    Tree Hugger -> Marlin Spike Hitch -> Whoopie sling -> Double Sheet bend -> hammock.

    My question is: Does the tail of the Whoopie sling act like a drip line, diverting the drips away from the hammock or do I need to introduce a ring / crab / drip line into this system to avoid getting wet. (I live in a very wet part of the world.)

    Thanks

    stutho

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    As long as the tail of your whoopie is under your tarp, it will work just fine as a drip line.

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    Wow that was a quick reply raiffnuke, Thanks.

    >As long as the tail of your whoopie is under your tarp, it will work just fine as a drip line.

    I thought as much. I will add a back up drip line close to the hammock for those times when the hammock is set up over a long span.

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    Even if you hammock is setup over a ong span, the location of the whoopie tail should not change, as long as I think you have your whoopie set up the way you actually do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raiffnuke View Post
    Even if you hammock is setup over a ong span, the location of the whoopie tail should not change, as long as I think you have your whoopie set up the way you actually do.
    Doh! I haven't made the change over yet - and therefore haven't had a 'play' with the set up. Sorry for the newbie error!

    Thanks again

    Stutho

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    No worries. That is why we are here, to help each other! Welcome to the best forum around!

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