Originally Posted by sempter
Hm yeah four places might be too stiff but I guess that depends how far apart and how much slack you put in it. On the foredeck.. that sounds most enjoyable. Thanks for the comments! =D
About twenty years ago I sailed in one of the Swedish navy's training ships; a topsail schoner named H.M.S. Falken. A large proportion of the crew slept in hammocks. They were supported at each end by one hook only. I had a berth but the crew insisted that the hammocks were most comfortable once one became used to sleeping in them.
Sailing ships have evolved over hundreds of years and if the "four hook" method was superior to the two hook solution then I am sure seamen would have insisted upon that many years ago.