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Re: hammock ridgeline stresses

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  • Bill in Houston
    Take a look at Dave s work. It will make sense. The ridgeline really can have a lot of tension in it. Or try the scale experiment. Sounds interesting. Bill
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 3, 2006
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      Take a look at Dave's work. It will make sense. The ridgeline really
      can have a lot of tension in it. Or try the scale experiment. Sounds
      interesting.

      Bill in Houston

      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, Greg Welker <gdwelker@v...>
      wrote:
      >
      > Dave, I'm familiar with the Hennessey - it's one of the ones I
      > own. You said:
      >
      > >but my guess is worse case would be 3 times as much, but I would
      > >certainly plan on at least twice as much.
      >
      > Remember the guy who did the cutting of the hennessy ridgeline and
      > inserted the carabiner? If you did that, you could easily insert
      > something like a fish weight hanging scale and determine the strain
      > in the ridgeline. Testing the strain in the ridgeline I can't see
      > that it holds a significant portion of the force vector that is on
      > the hanging ropes, especially not to the point that you need to
      > consider that load in your hanging rope calculations.
      >
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