- Aug 19, 2019 at 11:04 am #3606690
Matt DirksenBPL Member
@namelesswayLocale: Mid Atlantic
“Matt, How long did you cut the HMG guylines? Do you you any tensioners on the upper?”
I replaced all the lines with Lawson’s rope, and his metal bar tensioners. They are easy to use with gloves and they don’t slip.
I adjust the bar tensioners at the top of each attachment, but I also tied small taught line hitches at the bottom of the lines. So each line can technically be adjusted from the top or bottom but the taught line at the bottom is meant to simply tighten on the stake (since the stake choice will vary depending on the conditions.)
Now I understand your desire for using carabiners, (a carabiner rated for climbing will be fine.) But since I’m always guying our the uppers, I don’t think I’d ever feel like I need to disconnect the lines entirely. I do use different colors for the upper, mid, and lower guy lines, making it easier to identify each set from the rest of the lines. While it’s a little colorful, it makes setting up quicker.
Generally speaking, the mid panel guyouts are the only ones that are “optional” and can’t have a lot of tension on them.
- This reply was modified 2 months ago by Matt Dirksen.
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