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    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Troy, NY
    Warbonnet Blackbird DL 1.1
    UGQ 20F Zeppelin
    Adjustable Webbing
    After being inspired by all the Turtlestands, I tried making one of my own.

    I went to Lowes and picked up 6 2x2's. Most if not all of the wood was warped or twisted, but I picked out the best I could find. Each one was $1.52. I cut them down to 7' each.

    Other supplies were:

    (1) 1 3/8" 10'6" top rail $8.99
    (2) 1 3.8" rail end $3.00
    (2) Extra heavy 6" T-Hinge $9.94

    (4) 5/16" Stainless Steel anchor shackle $17.72
    (4) 1/4"-20x2" stainless bolt $4.72
    (3) 1/4" stainless washers $7.50
    (2) 1/4"-20 stainless nuts $4.58

    I also went to West Marine and picked up 10' of 3mm Vectran V-12 line. It was $9.18. They did not have Amsteel, and the Vectran had a breaking strength of 1,600 lbs. and very low stretch. I used this line to hang the pole from the hinges/shackles.

    I used about 10' of Zing-It for each spread limiter. The bottoms of the 2x2's are about 4' apart from each other.

    Last edited by Troy64; 05-20-2012 at 16:03.

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