Follow up to test data
I will try and run down the list of questions as I remember them and go back over the posts and see what I missed.
1. I used a digital scale that I use in my lab. It is rated to 100lbs, so I have some room to grow.
2. My next round of testing will be with a stake boom style and a T-channel anchor that I am designing. I am open to testing more designs as time permits and as I have them available. As I am a non-profit entity, I won't be buying a bunch of pricey stakes simply to test. However, I will try and find similarly shaped geometry in my scrap bins and give an educated shot at it.
3. Sand Sucks!! But as that is my worst enemy, and a potential situation, I will make my stand in the sand!! Sort of. I don't plan on using this on the beach, but even deep in the woodlands of Florida, its all sand.