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    My new TurtleDog and first inside hang

    So for this project I traded in my thread injector for a saw and a drill. I weigh in the neighborhood of 250 lbs. (Really only one house in that neighborhood but I hate to be too specefic ) As I neared completion of this project, I could have sworn that my wood was shrinking. The closer I got to laying in the hammock/stand, the thinner the poles looked but I pressed on. Since weight was not really an issue for me (the stand, the stand... ) I went with a one inch X ten foot section of black pipe from Lowes for the ridge pole. Hammock is a whipped end table cloth with whoopie slings. I think I will have to couple a 24" piece of pipe to get the proper angle as my whoopies are as short as they go. I have tested it out and it held with no noticeable strain on wood or ridgepole. Not pictured is the paracord spread limiters @ 28" from the bottom. I would gladly accept any suggestions/ feedback?
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    Nice look'n rig, well done. Regarding your whoopies two options come immediately to mind. 1. Make some continuous loops and prusik them on the ends of the ridge pole, extend your whoopies and feed them thru the prusik and have them meet in the middle. 2. Again make some large-ish continuous loops prusik them to the ridge pole and larks head them to your hammock and don't use the whoopies.
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    Nice look'n rig, well done.
    Thanks!

    1. Make some continuous loops and prusik them on the ends of the ridge pole, extend your whoopies and feed them thru the prusik and have them meet in the middle
    It took me a minute.. do mean meet towards the middle of the ridge pole? If so, how would you connect the other whoppie coming from the other side? Carabiner? I do see how that would allow me to adjust the whoopie slings but if they are as short as they can go now, not sure how this would help me? My hang height is good but the sag is too much. If I get the ends of my hammock much higher towards the ridgepole, hang height is too high. I appreciate your feedback and there is a very good chance I am not understanding your concept. If so, please correct me.

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    I meant make your whoopies long and connect them to each other with a biner near the cntr for the ridge pole after running them thru a prusik loop on the end of the pole. I suppose you could larks head them to each other as well. There is a chance you may need a longer pole too.?

    But if you remove your whoopies and go the prusik only route you could make height adjustments buy adding or subtracting wraps from the prusik.
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    What Red describes is kind of how I did my first one.



    Later, I just made some appropriate length dogbones and larksheaded them directly to the hammock in place of the whoopies.

    Have to get the length right for your hammock of course...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redoleary View Post
    I meant make your whoopies long and connect them to each other with a biner near the cntr for the ridge pole after running them thru a prusik loop on the end of the pole...
    Like this...

    Whoopie center connected.jpg

    And another option is to use short continuous loops to replace the whoopies and loop them over a marlin spike hitch in conventional tree straps. In this photo the tree strap is inside a piece of bicycle inner tube to prevent slipping...

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    I made two 10 inch continuous loops for each end. One was lark's headed around the ridgepole and went up to the quick links on the hinge. The other was lark's headed around the hammock end and looped over the ridgepole behind the other larks head to the hinge.

    It is the perfect length from the floor for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Syrrka View Post
    I made two 10 inch continuous loops for each end. One was lark's headed around the ridgepole and went up to the quick links on the hinge. The other was lark's headed around the hammock end and looped over the ridgepole behind the other larks head to the hinge.

    It is the perfect length from the floor for me.
    Love that setup. Simple and effective.

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    this thread helps alot...thanks y'all
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    Quote Originally Posted by Syrrka View Post
    I made two 10 inch continuous loops for each end. One was lark's headed around the ridgepole and went up to the quick links on the hinge. The other was lark's headed around the hammock end and looped over the ridgepole behind the other larks head to the hinge.

    It is the perfect length from the floor for me.


    I also like this setup, simple and very effective, i was debating how to hang my hammock on the pipe and this just made up my mind!

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