6454Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: 3/32" Hammock Hanging Rope?
- Aug 4, 2004Ralph Oborn wrote:
>To engineer the straps/ropes how big of a safety factor do you planThus far I have done well with straps with a breaking strength of
>If I weigh 200 lbs. and hang at 40°. then my static load on each
>rope is 155 lbs. is a rope with 5oo lbs. breaking strength enough?
>1000 lbs? 1500 lbs?
300-600 pounds. I "figure" that with a breaking strength of 950 pounds,
the 3/32 T-100 cord is probably strong enough. All I know about stretch
is that the line is said to stretch less than one percent at 95 pounds
Another cord I might think about would be the 1/8 inch Pulse Line which
is also about 900 pounds of strength.
This is just an experiment for me. I will not guess any conclusion
until I actually try it. I know that I will be *very* surprised if 3/32
inch cord is sufficient. But if it is, this offers considerable space
and weight savings, as well as a little cost savings.
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