Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: lake st louis mo
Insulation: winter lynx
protective tubes or metal thimbles on whoopie slng ends
When making woopie slings how about putting 1/4 or 1/8 inch piece of plastic or nylon tubing to protect the amsteel from abrasion. You could replace the little bead with a 2 inch tube. And for the closed end loop those metal rope thimbles. Does anyone use these in their WS or are they just overkill or is there some other reason for not putting them in.
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Somewhere near Parkville, MO
Hammock: DIY Knotty/Speer special, RED
Tarp: Warbonnet Superfly
Insulation: 50 extree pounds
Suspension: Whoopy slings
You can do that, but I just replaced beeds with this cord lock replacement. Works just as well as a beed, doesn't fracture like a beed does and it's dirt cheap.
Doesn't address your abrasion worries though.
From Somewhere near Parkville, Mo
Everything you need to know about Hammocks in vids and reading:
Hammock in 3 minutes D. Hansen - It really is this easy to make a hammock
Shug's Hammock Newbies videos - Takes you buy the hand and shows you in video
The Ultimate Hang D. Hansen - now read about everything
JustJeff's Hammock tutorial - more reference
TableclothFactoryBlanks - shorter lengths available on sidebar
The TurtleDog Stand thread - Hang anywhere.
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Columbus, IN
Hammock: WBRR, Lots of DIY
Tarp: MacCat; Cloudburst
Insulation: HG-UQ, TQ; WB-Lynx
Suspension: Whoopie Sling
I use the fixed eye to form a larks head knot to attach it to the hammock so a wire rope thimble could not be used.
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Defiance, Missouri
Hammock: Warbonett BB 1.1 DL
Tarp: BWDD Winter Dream2
Insulation: Winter Crowsnest
The Amsteel is probably going to be more abrasion resistant than any flexible plastic or nylon sleeve that would be put on it. Connecting the adjustable loop of the whoopie sling to webbing with either a MSH or carabiner hasn't been an issue with regards to abrasion.