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    Quote Originally Posted by jobo View Post
    Couldn't you move this back to a more simple setup (no tee, straight toggle) simply by reversing the ends?

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    So brilliantly obvious! Way to go jobo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whatknot View Post
    Oooo what a great idea. Being whoopie sling challenged (I don't have them) this idea is just the thing for me. Do you need to make sure that the tarp is over the toggle? My next though is the tree strap length as it is limited in adjustment, even if you vary the number of wraps around the tree..
    He tree strap can be wrapped in a way that the entire length is around the tree and the end loop is right at the tree. Then the toggle could be slid and wraped right against the tree
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    Keeping my Whoopie Hooks

    At this point in time, I'm using a UCR with Dutch Whoopie Hooks.

    I also love this sliding toggle. So, I'm keeping my Locked Brummel on my Hennessy Hammock. (About 4 inches from end of hammock) I'll make a 1 1/2 foot cord, which will have a Whoopie Hook spliced on, & hook to the hammock, and a Locked Brummel to go around the toggle.

    The whoopie hook acts as a drip stop, and since I have them, I might as well use them.

    I hope that makes sense. I'll have to put it together and post a picture.

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    well fellows. im going to be doing a lot of experimenting with this set up this weekend, i will post some pictures and my results. im hoping this will work out fairly nicely.

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    I have tried the original idea using wooden toggles, and while it does work I wasn't over excited about how tight the half hitch had pulled and how much effort it took to loosen it for adjustment. My toggle was about 7/8" dia. I am wondering how much more difficult it would be with a small diameter toggle. Anyone else had the same issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by old4hats View Post
    I have tried the original idea using wooden toggles, and while it does work I wasn't over excited about how tight the half hitch had pulled and how much effort it took to loosen it for adjustment. My toggle was about 7/8" dia. I am wondering how much more difficult it would be with a small diameter toggle. Anyone else had the same issue?
    I'm going to try it with 3/4 and will post here. When you say tight, do you mean it took awhile to get it loose? Also, what size was your cord? I have both 7/64 & 1/8 Amsteel Blue. I was going to try it with each and see if there's a difference in how it holds and if it's easier to loosen for adjustment.

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    Ouch!

    Well, 3/4 dowel I had snapped like a twig and sent me crashing right on my Cash Cow. (Butt)

    So, went back read over everything, drilled another hole in a new dowel, hung the hammock a little lower and BAMM!

    So, I'm going back to UCR's for the time being until I can get some 7/8 steel.

    It could have been the wood I was using as well. I'm going to the Hardware store and see what they have. Small town I live in, so I'm sure they only have a few choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneThing View Post
    Well, 3/4 dowel I had snapped like a twig and sent me crashing right on my Cash Cow. (Butt)

    So, went back read over everything, drilled another hole in a new dowel, hung the hammock a little lower and BAMM!

    So, I'm going back to UCR's for the time being until I can get some 7/8 steel.

    It could have been the wood I was using as well. I'm going to the Hardware store and see what they have. Small town I live in, so I'm sure they only have a few choices.
    The wood for my toggles is from an old hickory handle from something, real strong. I'm using 7/64. The half hitch is just pulled real tight and my toggles are not slick, so it takes a bit of urging to loosen it enough to slip it off the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneThing View Post
    Well, 3/4 dowel I had snapped like a twig and sent me crashing right on my Cash Cow. (Butt)

    So, went back read over everything, drilled another hole in a new dowel, hung the hammock a little lower and BAMM!

    So, I'm going back to UCR's for the time being until I can get some 7/8 steel.

    It could have been the wood I was using as well. I'm going to the Hardware store and see what they have. Small town I live in, so I'm sure they only have a few choices.
    Im sorry to hear that-I maybe should have specified a little better the Hardwood dowel. What I used was 7/8" Oak dowel from the big box store. The pine/poplar dowels are too soft. Also be careful about the hole diameter you drill, it needs to be as small as possible while allowing the line to pass through. Also aluminum rod works also, but you may need to tie the clove hitch to prevent slipping depending on how smooth the finish of the aluminum is.

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    The one that I made of hickory works well.

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