I finally got the Hennessy. I could have gotten one quicker from you I think!
After much thought I have come up with a 1 inch PVC extension that slides inside the 1 1/4 PVC. Both have Tee's on them but the bottom one is drilled through so the 1 inch can go up and down.
I am trying to set it up so that it can be put up while in deep water, in the dark with the wind blowing and gloves on. That means not having to get near the edges of the boat to get at lines and such and having all the lines the right length so they just hook together. I think I have most of it worked out, at least in my mind.
Also I don't want to have to rearrange anything else in regards to packing the boat just to set it up. The lines need to be able to be stored out of the way but easily gotten at from the center part of the boat.
The straps going around the front and back of the boat need to be of a large diameter in order to be able to toss them over the nose as opposed to climbing out to the bow and getting wet. Same on the stern. On the beach no big deal but I want this to work in the worst situation. It really needs to be able to be set up with the fly first so if raining the hammock itself won't get soaked but that will be hard to do.
Still trying to decide about using knots or biners to hook things together. Biners are easier in the dark but knots don't get lost and always work!
The side tie outs actually go to the front and rear aka ends better than the ama handles.
Need to make a hardware store run tomorrow. Will try to get a video or something done setting it up on the water by Saturday!
This is the first time I have been in a real hammock and have to say that once in, rearranging yourself needs to be carefully considered. Not meant to be tossing and turning in