17506Re: Tightening a Hennessy Hammock without undoing the lashing?
- May 26, 2007When I used a Hennessy Hammock, I learned to do what Rosaleen said--
don't hang it so taut to begin with. It will stretch a lot less that
way and you can just hang it higher so you can live with the overnight
stretch, I suggest allowing for 6 to 8 inches of drop overnight. I
would be careful about experimenting with different types of knots and
suggest you don't. Certain types of ropes don't release easily the
next morning with cinching knots that have sharp turns under heavy
load and some of the models of Hennessy Hammocks have ropes like that.
The figure 8 works well with those ropes... don't overlook how nice
it is to be able to untie the hammock from the tree in the morning. <grin>
--- In email@example.com, "Rosaleen Sullivan"
>had a tremendous amount of slip in the hanging lashings, just undo one
> You will soon be a pro at the figure-eight lashing. If you haven't
of those and retighten that side. It will pull up the whole hammock.
>right? As long as the height is good for you, the hammock is
> You DO know that the hammock does not have to be strung tightly,
basically centered between two trees (or whatever), and the ridge line
is tight under your weight, you should be all set. The important part
of the integrated non-stretching ridgeline, and why this is patented,
is that this feature ensures the same hammock sag every time.
> Tightening a Hennessy Hammock without undoing the lashing?
> Posted by: "Catherine Proulx" cproulx@...<mailto:cproulx@...>
> Date: Fri May 25, 2007 5:19 am ((PDT))stretching
> Hi everyone,
> I am wondering if there's a way to retighten it after the initial
> without undoing the whole setup? I'm using the recommended figure-eight
> lashing + 2 half hitches. Is another type of knot more appropriate?
> Thanks a lot!
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