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    Quote Originally Posted by DemostiX View Post
    Find my thread in the Clark sub forum on a crazy cheap alternative from Harbor Freight, especially if you are near one; dunno about shipping.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=33974

    Fiberglass electricians fish rods. $9 - $11. for TEN pieces!!, each 13" or 39", depending on the kit. They're a little heavier than Clarks, but flex nicely. Brass fittings.

    Another source for similar to Clark is a kite shop.
    Great idea.

    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    I did a mod since my first picts, cutting the pieces so the connector is in the middle giving me 4 equal lengths of 12.5".
    When your done modding the clark spreaders you will have two spare silver connector thingys
    and 2 spare replacement shafts if something breaks. Don't loose any of the 4 rubber tip/feet. No spares.

    total weight 4 pieces 1.30 oz
    Perfect. Thanks O&B!
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    Thanks for the pics of your tarps. I think a Cuben tarp may be in my future.

    Miguel

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    Quote Originally Posted by DemostiX View Post
    Find my thread in the Clark sub forum on a crazy cheap alternative from Harbor Freight, especially if you are near one; dunno about shipping.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=33974

    Fiberglass electricians fish rods. $9 - $11. for TEN pieces!!, each 13" or 39", depending on the kit. They're a little heavier than Clarks, but flex nicely. Brass fittings.

    Another source for similar to Clark is a kite shop.
    On sale for $8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaxHiker View Post
    On sale for $8.
    Quote Originally Posted by DemostiX View Post
    Find my thread in the Clark sub forum on a crazy cheap alternative from Harbor Freight, especially if you are near one; dunno about shipping.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=33974

    Fiberglass electricians fish rods. $9 - $11. for TEN pieces!!, each 13" or 39", depending on the kit. They're a little heavier than Clarks, but flex nicely. Brass fittings.

    Another source for similar to Clark is a kite shop.
    If anyone goes with the harbor freight poles I would love to see a pict installed and weight if possible.
    thanks

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    clark spreader bars

    OutandBack, How did you remove and reattach the metal sleeves from the rods? Will they come off with a hair dryer as a heat source? thanks dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by drichi View Post
    OutandBack, How did you remove and reattach the metal sleeves from the rods? Will they come off with a hair dryer as a heat source? thanks dave
    There is no need to remove the metal piece from the shaft.
    Just cut the shaft with the metal at both ends to length and put a rubber foot on the raw end.
    Then cut one that has no metal and put a rubber foot on it. Poke them together and you have it.


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    spreader bars

    thanks that's simple enough. dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by drichi View Post
    thanks that's simple enough. dave
    Your welcome.
    Good luck, hope you'll post some picts when your done.

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    For those that are looking but not finding-- here is a link... http://www.junglehammock.com/store/p...p?productid=58

    Just ordered mine up.. Thanks for the heads up outandback.. Pretty soon-- all that is going to be left is to actually get out and sleep in my hammock lol..
    Last edited by SoCalBB; 08-03-2011 at 01:18.

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    Zpacks sell some carbon fiber tent poles, if this helps.

    http://www.zpacks.com/accessories/tent_pole.shtml
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