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    Quote Originally Posted by Postal View Post
    I dont think that Amsteel would be a good use here. Read somewhere that the pinch stress was not good for the rope. At any rate Amsteel is very strong nautical rope. You can use as small as 7/64 and be safe. Look up whoopie slings on youtube or on here to see how most use it. And one of the good places to get it is http://www.reddenmarine.com/rope-cor...teel-blue.html.
    Thank you for the information! Most helpful.

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    Westmarine has it on sale for $.22 a ft.

    I'd buy some but they won't ship to Canada..

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    Thanks maggot I have a west marine just north of me. I think I will go check today!

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    Yep. Amsteel works really well. Another option, if you want, is to go with a strap-and-ring suspension. The details of how to make that, along with how to make Whoopie Slings, can be found on the DIY Gear Supply website here. Easy to see and comprehend in a graphic format, at least for me.

    Also note that if you plan on sleeping in a state park down here (and the pilot program pans out), you'll need straps for your tarp attachment point as well.

    Hope it helps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by maggot View Post
    Westmarine has it on sale for $.22 a ft.

    I'd buy some but they won't ship to Canada..
    Hey maggot, try Dutch for some - http://www.outdoortrailgear.com/featured/rope/
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    Quote Originally Posted by maggot View Post
    Westmarine has it on sale for $.22 a ft.

    I'd buy some but they won't ship to Canada..
    Awesome! Just realized I have a Westmarine nearby as well...I think I'll call and see if they carry this in-stock.

    Hopefully I can make my own whoopies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maggot View Post
    Westmarine has it on sale for $.22 a ft.

    I'd buy some but they won't ship to Canada..
    Steveston marine in Vancouver has it for .27 a foot.
    Carpe noctem!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by noshoes View Post
    Thank you for the information! Most helpful.
    Anytime. Just glad I get a chance to do for someone what this forum has done for me.
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