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  1. Thread: Stake Boom

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    The channel looks interesting. It reminds me of...

    The channel looks interesting. It reminds me of Bob Dustrude's folding bucksaw, which has two pieces of channel on the ends that attach to the center piece and fold out to a secure angle. Hmmm. I...
  2. Thread: Stake Boom

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    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/1/1/8/0...

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/1/1/8/0/trailstick_boom_mark_iiin_ground_thumb.jpg] :lol:
  3. Thread: Stake Boom

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    There's another advantage to stake booms that we...

    There's another advantage to stake booms that we haven't mentioned. They allow you to use shorter stakes, and often it's hard to get an 8" or 9" stake past the rocks beneath the surface. The stake...
  4. Thread: Stake Boom

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    Thanks, Dutch. I'm happy cutting notches in...

    Thanks, Dutch. I'm happy cutting notches in sticks, but Alamosa gets the credit for the tubular boom, so maybe he should get the ti prototype. If you'll drill 1/8" holes in the tube, I'll donate...
  5. Thread: Stake Boom

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    Hold the Dutch Stake!

    Hey, Alamosa! Roll with the punches. Those comments weren't vicious, just mildly insensitive, and even they had useful info, if not tactfully offered. There've been a lot of good ideas in this...
  6. Thread: Stake Boom

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    I see what you mean. It puts the fulcrum of the...

    I see what you mean. It puts the fulcrum of the boom farther back. I had been thinking that the extra length would keep the boom parallel with the ground, but that supposed advantage would only be...
  7. Thread: Stake Boom

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    Here's my version....

    Here's my version.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/1/1/8/0/trailstick_boom_above_ground_thumb.jpg http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/1/1/8/0/trailstick_boom_in_ground_thumb.jpg
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  8. Thread: Stake Boom

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    There was another thread that talked about a...

    There was another thread that talked about a stake with a bend in it that was approximately the same shape as your two-piece version. I like the idea of a tube for the top member because you could...
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