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    New Member talksfast99's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by natureboy68 View Post
    Is that single layer 1.9? If so, good to know single layer can hold us big guys...
    Single layer
    I didn't sail here to sleep on the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floridahanger View Post
    ...A couple of days ago, both ropes snapped at the toggle area a few minutes apart, but not the twigs as toggles. They're still good.
    Let me see if I have this right...one end snaps and the hammock stays suspended for a few minutes until the other end snaps....that's some really impressive "hang time" ya got goin' on there.

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    315# and I use a 7/16" solid dowel. No issues so far with that. But I have heeded Shug's words at all times. And keep the fish in the flounder perspective.
    If it moves, you can eat it.

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    I have cf toggles cut from a section of a broken fishing rod, had myself and a friend bouncing around testing my did sewn channel hammock last week (at the same time = 400lbs plus) and no ill effects to anything.
    Don't know what dimension cf toggles are that are bought from vendors but mine are around 80mm by 6mm across, by 1mm wall thickness.
    Maybe because you are using 3/4" webbing it doesn't spread the load as much... i think most folk use 1" webbing?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by talksfast99 View Post
    It was on the knot. The other toggle I still have and it was bent as well
    I could see it being crushed, but bent means that the whoopie was on the toggle, not the knot...

    Watch Shug's video...
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    oooh, good point about the webbing.
    my hammock gear weights total: 2430g (~86oz)
    Winter: total 2521 (~89oz)
    (see my profile for detailed weights)

    gram counter, not gram weenie!

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    +1 on spent shell casings...I use .30/06 at 200 lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    The toggle only needs to be strong enough to resist compression since the whoopie is exerting force on the knot. I've read someone even used a Bic pen as a toggle. Just curious.
    I agree. I weigh around 250 now and I've hung off a cheap marker, but barely.


    The marker still works.

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    I've crushed aluminum arrow shaft toggles before. Yes, hung on the knot. Once the compression happens, it will bend over. I mentioned this in another thread but I use 3" pieces of stainless steel brake line. Have never had an issue with those.
    "We don't stop hiking because we grow old,
    we grow old because we stop hiking."

    -- Finis Mitchell,

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    i have had it where i thought it was set and layed down in it or adjusted something only to go back and check the msh/whoopie had slipped. remember the 2 materials you are using are very slippery. now i double check before getting in for the night. I am maybe not as big as 300 but at 250 i worry about bouncing in the middle of the night.
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