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    Senior Member Slackdaddy's Avatar
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    Ridge line hooks and adjusters

    This is for a non-struc ridge line AND I can not tie knots, so don't suggest the the "Phil McCrevis self adjusting double boner knot"

    I was looking for small metal or plastic hooks with built in cord locks?
    That would make life simple for my ridge lines and tarps.

    Any sources?

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    Figure 9s. Simple and easy. I actually prefer the ones that do not have an attached biner.
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    Sweet, thats it.
    I have had my hammocks for 2 full weeks and I am STILL learning !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slackdaddy View Post
    Sweet, thats it.
    I have had my hammocks for 2 full weeks and I am STILL learning !!!

    Slack
    2 years plus, and I still don't have it all figured out. Every weekend brings one of those "well I should have known better" moments.
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    Line Loks are another option.
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    I 2nd the figure 9's...these are the ones I carry and are practically weightless...

    http://www.rei.com/product/784218

    Line-loks look nice though...I bet the weight is about the same...

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    Weights:

    small Figure 9: 3.9 g == 0.13 oz

    Line Lok: 0.6 g == 0.02 oz == 6.5 small figure 9s

    Each has advantages and disadvantages.

    Abrasion on line: Figure 9 can be more than Line Lok and maybe a lot more depending on application

    The Figure 9 can be adjusted down to a very small gap, the Line Lok can only be adjusted down to half the gap unless the knot securing the Line Lok is changed.

    The Figure 9 can accommodate a wider range of cord diameters than the Line Lok. I have used the small Figure 9 on cord ranging from 1.75 mm up to 3 mm diameters. The Line Lok can handle the 1.75 mm and the 2.2 mm cord I have, but definitely cannot handle the 3 mm cord.

    It is easier to set the Figure 9 to the middle of a line and then pull the end tight. The Line Lok can only be set-up in one configuration.

    It is a lot easier to pull cord very tight with the Figure 9 than with the Line Lok, significantly easier.

    Both are very easy to use and change the tightness of the cord.
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    Where can you buy the line loks. I'm getting a dead end on-line? Does someone in the U.S. carry these?
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    never mind I found them on e-bay. MLH sells them cheaphttp://cgi.ebay.com/MLH-Black-Micro-...06134003r22751
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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    Where can you buy the line loks. I'm getting a dead end on-line? Does someone in the U.S. carry these?
    I purchased from Fisheries Supply in Seattle. They had them carded and in bulk. Carded is a lot more expensive. I purchased from their bulk bin and explains the difference in price you see for the same Line Lok on the web site. Do not agree to a partial shipment if they back order - they charge S&H separately on both shipments - tell them to wait for the full order.
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