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  1. Thread: Stake Boom

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    This is a very effective system and contributed...

    This is a very effective system and contributed greatly to coming up with the Stake Booms. I discussed it in detail in the second post.
  2. Thread: Stake Boom

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    Not sure that I am exactly picturing what you are...

    Not sure that I am exactly picturing what you are describing (sounds like a variation of a klemhiest knot). I have never had an issue with a line slipping off using my current pin system. Given the...
  3. Thread: Stake Boom

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    I use them every time I use my stand (probably...

    I use them every time I use my stand (probably 6-8 nights a year). I also made a set for my wife's girl scout program to provide a simple way to stake out their flag pole. It makes for very easy...
  4. Thread: Stake Boom

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    I am guessing that the stakes will bend at the...

    I am guessing that the stakes will bend at the point you drill a hole in them. I think it will make a weak point in the stake.
  5. Thread: Stake Boom

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    The big issue would be the aluminum ripping out....

    The big issue would be the aluminum ripping out. I could see this happening at either the pin or in the channel where it is holding the angle on the stake.

    Your basically looking at a 12 inch...
  6. Thread: Stake Boom

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    That is interesting. I am guessing those are made...

    That is interesting. I am guessing those are made to be put directly under the canopy (or whatever) with the cord pulling straight up. This would give the effect of having to pull out the entire plug...
  7. Thread: Stake Boom

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    OK, this arrived in the mail yesterday. Based on...

    OK, this arrived in the mail yesterday. Based on my postal scale, that only goes to one decimal position, the stake wieghs 0.2 oz and the boom wieghed 0.2 oz - 0.4 oz together. That's as precise as I...
  8. Thread: Stake Boom

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    I didn't see any indication that they creeped at...

    I didn't see any indication that they creeped at all after 3 nights.
  9. Thread: Stake Boom

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    OK, as most of you probably already guessed, my...

    OK, as most of you probably already guessed, my goal for creating the Stake Booms was for a hammock stand. I was finally able to try it out this week. Full report of the stand is at...
  10. Thread: Stake Boom

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    Dutch, I can't thank you enough. I'm excited to...

    Dutch, I can't thank you enough. I'm excited to see it. I'll measure it as accurately as I can with my postal scale.
  11. Thread: Stake Boom

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    It really depends on the thickness of the wall...

    It really depends on the thickness of the wall material in the boom. I wanted to remove as little material from the boom as possible to minimize the weak spot it creates. The stakes would flex very...
  12. Thread: Stake Boom

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    Thanks for the description, now that makes sense...

    Thanks for the description, now that makes sense to me.
  13. Thread: Stake Boom

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    OK, I am not quite picturing this. The angled...

    OK, I am not quite picturing this. The angled hole is definitely the toughest part of making these. I don't have the machine shop you do, but I found it nearly impossible to successfully drill at an...
  14. Thread: Stake Boom

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    I'll look forward to it. WV, love...

    I'll look forward to it.





    WV, love the implementation. I agree on the tail being a possible issue.

    Dutch Stake????? Giving my idea away already? :scared:
  15. Thread: Stake Boom

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    Wow, I went away for a couple days camping to...

    Wow, I went away for a couple days camping to find this has turned really negative.

    To those that showed support and offered suggestions, thank you.

    I tried to make it perfectly clear in the...
  16. Thread: Stake Boom

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    Yes WV, the nesting capability is one of the...

    Yes WV, the nesting capability is one of the characteristics that really make this design work for me.

    The advantage to the offset connection to longer stakes is that it reduces the vertical...
  17. Thread: Stake Boom

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    Stake Boom

    The idea is that a rigid boom is attached to the stake so that it runs parallel to the ground. The cordage is attached to the end of the boom such that it matches the angle and direction as if it...
  18. Thread: Stake Boom

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    Ideal Solution

    The ideal solution would be to tie the rope directly to the stake at the pivot point under the ground. This would force the stake to be pulled completely through the ground before it would fail....
  19. Thread: Stake Boom

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    An Alternative:

    One alternative to address this shortcoming is to back the stake up with an additional stake. This moves the pivot point up to the cord attachment point on the first stake. This leaves only two...
  20. Thread: Stake Boom

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    Stake Boom

    Disclaimer: I am not a mechanical engineer and the statements made represent my opinions and are based on my observations and deduction. I donít claim that this is safe for any particular purpose.
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