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    Wait a sec, it looks like you don't have a fixed loop/locked brummel where it attaches to the hammock. That looks like an adjustable loop in section 1 (albeit a small one) and the thing sticking out is the tail that's been backspliced (which explains why you have a bead in a fixed loop which is really an adjustable loop).

    I'm not saying this is why your whoopies are slipping - I'm just saying that should be a fixed loop, not adjustable. Here's Opie's locked brummel pictoral. This should be the first thing you do when making a whoopie sling, then the adjustable loop and bury.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ummel+pictoral

    The way you have it made, that adjustable loop on the hammock is bound to slip - the forces exerted on it are backward.
    Last edited by SilvrSurfr; 10-14-2012 at 15:29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    Wait a sec, it looks like you don't have a fixed loop/locked brummel where it attaches to the hammock. That looks like an adjustable loop in section 1 (albeit a small one) and the thing sticking out is the tail that's been backspliced (which explains why you have a bead in a fixed loop which is really an adjustable loop).

    I'm not saying this is why your whoopies are slipping - I'm just saying that should be a fixed loop, not adjustable. Here's Opie's locked brummel pictoral. This should be the first thing you do when making a whoopie sling, then the adjustable loop and bury.

    The way you have it made, that adjustable loop on the hammock is bound to slip - the forces exerted on it are backward.
    I was just getting ready to comment on that too. Prob good idea to just cut off that piece sticking out, undo the bury, and tie yourself off a fixed loop by making a bowline or something and larkshead it back on your hammock. Just to clean it up. Always cool to fool around with splicing and learn the locked brummel too.
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    Just curious: where did you get the material and is it coated with anything slippery?

    Mike

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    thank you so much for all your help and sugestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    Here's Opie's locked brummel pictoral. This should be the first thing you do when making a whoopie sling, then the adjustable loop and bury.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ummel+pictoral

    The way you have it made, that adjustable loop on the hammock is bound to slip - the forces exerted on it are backward.
    that helped a lot; ill try that

    Quote Originally Posted by MDSH View Post
    Just curious: where did you get the material and is it coated with anything slippery?

    Mike
    Redden Marine Supply, i guess its just the light

    Quote Originally Posted by Catavarie View Post
    I've always used a slippery half hitch at the end of my bury, mostly to get any extra line off the ground and to create a nice drip point for any rain.
    ill try that thank you

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