Knots in Spectra
- I have tied bowline and an alpine butterfly knots in my Hennessey
Hammock spectra so I could use other ways of tying my hammock than the
Hennessey Wrap. The Wrap was tedious and was causing some wear and tear
on the tree huggers.
Well, both knots were almost impossible to untie, taking 15-30 minutes
each (no teeth, no marlinespikes). The alpine butterfly was a little
easier. So, after tying these knots, using them, and seeing how hard
they are to untie and what they can do to the line (shiny compressed
sections), I've decided that the Hennessey Wrap probably is the best way
to go if you want to take care of your spectra. It is also the
lightest, because it does not require any extra hardware.
I've not yet tested the Wrap on a system with a carabiner between the
tree huggers and the spectra, but expect it will work the same, provide
a drip-line, and prevent wear and tear on both huggers and spectra.
who admits that tree huggers will be a whole lot easier to replace than
- Hi Moz,
I like that knot. It's basically a prussic with a clever way of tying
off. Once tied, is it adjustable?
The pics are great--very clear.
> Cara Lin Bridgman said:--
>> I have tied bowline and an alpine butterfly knots in my Hennessey
>> Hammock spectra so I could use other ways of tying my hammock than the
>> Hennessey Wrap. The Wrap was tedious and was causing some wear and tear
>> on the tree huggers.
> I played around with wrap-style knots and came up with one that's
> quick to tie and has worked well for me for a couple of years now.
> Have a go and let me know if it works for you:
> If the pics don't make sense I can have another go, but the last
> person to ask did it just off those.
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