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I think I tend to agree that the boat should be rigged strongly enough to support even an adults weight, however, there are some that might disagree based on this thread about hammocks on the forestay:Hammock on my 25' sloop?

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SD, actually the first is my 14 yo daughter and the second is my 17 yr old son and he was in a bathing suit.
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Ahh... thanks for clarifying... I do get the feeling that your daughter would have tried to kill you had you done that.

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I think I tend to agree that the boat should be rigged strongly enough to support even an adults weight, however, there are some that might disagree based on this thread about hammocks on the forestay:Hammock on my 25' sloop?


In the above referenced thread I was concerned with what is evidently called vector pull and shock loading, causing damage to a possibly lightly rigged 25' boat.
I don't see any problem hanging from a good halyard.
I've done it for years.

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