I received a porch swing as a gift as seen here:
The mounting hardware that came with it is a backet with a screw on each end and a dip in the middle for an S hook. Our farmer's porch has vinyl soffet on the roof so utilizing this bracket isnt an option without making ugly cuts into the soffet. Instead i got an eye hook rated at 330 pounds and predrilled a hole into one of the rafters (not sure if that is the correct name for the big beams in the roof of the porch, anyway..) and it is solid. However when we sit in the hammock the eye hook moves ever so slightly back and forth. i am concerned overtime that it will wiggle itself loose and someone could fall.
Is this a legitimate fear? Are there other options? I have the thing tightened in really good and the motion is relatively minor but I am still worried. I also was considering putting some kinda ring on the eye hook to allow more slipping during swinging so less stress was placed on the eye hook itself.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I will upload a pic once I can.