While I appreciate the sturdy nature of the Turtle Dog stand. As I have mentioned in other threads, I am looking for a light weight option for scout events. I have a 10 year old who I know is not up for the task of carrying six 2x2x6's and a 10 foot fence rail. I'm looking at alternatives. Such as pvc or wood dowels for the legs. I already know a 2 piece 1" pvc tube with a 1" dowel insert will work for the horizontal pole for him, not my 225# self. Tested that this weekend sunspended from the screen porch rafters. (great night sleep by the way.)
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Plan on building one in the near future. Just wondering if anyone has had one blow over when hammock is empty on a windy day?
I usually don't leave the hammock on it for that reason.
Others have said that leaving the tarp on and tied down anchors it well enough. Depends on the wind...
Very interesting idea. I think it would work, but there is only one way to find out.
I am using 5/16 bolts on my stand, and that should work for this idea. You would have to drill the holes bigger to allow the legs to move/swing out, or at least the two that are on the long bolt. With the hinge, the bolts are fairly tight and this compressive force would add strength to keep the legs from splitting. I don't know if you would have problem or not. After thinking about it, you may need a bigger I bolt, because I think you would probably hanging your suspension for the ridgepole from it.
I have 2 long Amsteel dog bones that I can anchor it down with. But with a tarp, it does a good job holding the stand in place.
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Finished mine a few weeks ago. Really like it with the 12' ridge pole. Still need to sand and stain. Thanks for all of the great ideas. I will get the pictures up when I get the tripods stained.
As long as it will take for me to find time to build a stand, I should probably just plant some trees in my yard.
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