19253[Hammock Camping] Re: would this work to hold line?
- Aug 8, 2008i don't understand, what is the matter with using a knot?
a few years ago i went to a boat show. one of the booths there had a
buxom young lady promoting their product, a nylon device that fastened
two ropes together. basically it was a plastic split bolt like they
use for electrical cable.
she fashionably demonstrated how it worked by inserting two ropes
into the slot and tightening the nut. when i asked her how that was
better than using a knot, the demonstration kind of came to an awkward
pause. she suggested that some people don't know how to tie knots. i
suggested that people like that have no business on a boat. she was
very nice and gave me a free sample. i have it around here somewhere.
i hope i can find it on a cold rainy night on the deck of a boat when
i need to fasten two ropes together.
> Looking through a sailing catalog, I came across this piece of
> hardware. It looks like it would work on a hammock line -
> For almost the same price, you can get a pair of straps from JRB
> with their new AL tri-glides. I used them with a pair of
> lightweight climbing
> carabiners to hang my HH in the Poconos a few weeks ago.
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