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    Quote Originally Posted by cougarmeat View Post
    At $3.77, did you get them at Big Box - Home Depot or Lowes?

    With that set up, you could still sleep next to your boat - don't have to go up on the bluff. But if it is ocean water, you may want a Tide Table ... just say'n.
    got them at Lowes. and where I generally paddle there is no shore, the bluff IS the shore. Maybe if I set the feet in the water and straddle the kayak so I hang over the kayak?? perhaps that might work I paddle in the tidal portion of the Potomac river and its tributaries, so the tide table is a must and I read it religiously. but good thought!

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    Just Another DIY Tensahedron Stand

    Quote Originally Posted by wienerman View Post
    Maybe if I set the feet in the water and straddle the kayak so I hang over the kayak??
    I didn't see anywhere in this thread any info on how long your poles are (assuming 8'). My painter's poles are 8' when extended, and I wouldn't be able to do that. My UQ is pretty close to the ground when set up, and there's no clearance for a kayak... but I'm also using an 11' Chameleon. With a 9' hammock, you'll be higher off the water.

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    As far as a counter weight goes, I have been experimenting with an assymetric design that does away with the counter weight all together.

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    Did a quick check on local Lowes. My 2x2x8ft pressure treated would be 11 cents more, $3.88 for that smaller size 2x2. But I have two more options. They have 2x2x8ft that are 1.5x1.5x8ft. One item is $4.49, the other is $4.88 (or close to that - it's late and I'm too lazy to look again). One is categorized as #1, the other, more expensive, is #2 - is that a quality category. Unfortunately, in the photos anyway, the only one of the three that has rounded corners (if that matters) is the smaller 1.3 x 1.3 item for $3.88.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cougarmeat View Post
    Did a quick check on local Lowes. My 2x2x8ft pressure treated would be 11 cents more, $3.88 for that smaller size 2x2. But I have two more options. They have 2x2x8ft that are 1.5x1.5x8ft. One item is $4.49, the other is $4.88 (or close to that - it's late and I'm too lazy to look again). One is categorized as #1, the other, more expensive, is #2 - is that a quality category. Unfortunately, in the photos anyway, the only one of the three that has rounded corners (if that matters) is the smaller 1.3 x 1.3 item for $3.88.
    I guess prices fluctuate based on locale. as stated before, for me the pressure treated ones are $3.77. The untreated 1.5x1.5x8 actual that I was looking at are classified as Furring strips at $2.18. but I would have to search the entire pile thoroughly to find straight ones since it looks like a pile of wood spaghetti! there are high quality pine 2x2, with actual dimensions of 1.5x1.5, but they are in the $9 range at my store, and not rounded.

    I did not choose the ones I choose because they were rounded but because they were pressure treated and it was easier to find relatively straight and knot-free. the extra $4 saved me 30-60 minutes of pile scrounging and having store employees looking at me like I escaped from my strait jacket!! the rounded corners are a side benefit that might be giving me fewer splinters. I do admit that I was a mite fearful that the narrower lumber (1.3125x1.3125 vs 1.5x1.5, leads to cross sections of 1.722 sqin and 2.25 sqin, which means the narrower poles have 75% of compression strength of the wider poles and probably a similar reduction in bending strength) but so far its holding me up during my taco avoidance practices!! have not yet had a chance to sleep in it yet, and probably won't for a few more weeks.
    Last edited by wienerman; 08-21-2019 at 09:12.

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