I leave my Fridays open. They most always fill up with rain days, 'tree-mergencies', or just tying up loose ends. If nothing fills the gap, we do a couple hours of maintenance stuff and start the weekend early.
I've worked off of a setup like that before. It's a lot of work to get everything in place but you gotta do what you gotta do.
One thing to be mindful of is deflection angles and loading. It's pretty easy to turn your 175 lbs into 1000 if you've got a really taught line your working off of.
I use 50ish feet of 8mm double braid spliced to the hook. 8mm HRC tied in a michaocan with a couple extra wraps. Then use a small thimble to tend.
The small rope is great to throw but hard on the hands. I use my foot ascender to do the brunt of the work.
The hitch works srt just fine for me...
Been a while since I've had time to do any splicing. Had to replace the Omni 2.6 that managed to sprout legs.. figured I'd try my hand at an Ultra without the dead end. Head scratcher of a layout but turned out pretty decent. That section where the buries overlap is a tough one.
How does the bollard adjust on the new style Bone?
Fwiw, I've used both extensively and they're both great tools. Very similar too. I'd say the akimbo is a bit more refined and adjustable, which can be a drawback too.
The Bone is rock solid, rebuildable, and a bit more intuitive to set up and use.