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11038Re: support line strength

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  • Dave Womble
    Nov 2, 2005
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      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "jwj32542" <jwj32542@y...> wrote:
      >
      > Hrm...600 lbs is a good strength for hammock supports. But knots can
      > reduce the working load considerably.
      >
      > So lets say I'm putting a prussik knot in Air Core cord rated at
      > 1100lbs...would that type of knot still be safe on that cord to hang
      a
      > hammock with?
      >
      > Jeff
      >
      Jeff,

      I think you're asking about the rope breaking... I think the first
      think I would worry about with a prussik knot under that kind of load
      is if it has enough friction to hold, will you still be able to slide
      it when you want to.

      Dave
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