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  1. #1301
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    Originally Posted by olddog
    The question was posed by old4hats about the number of turtledog stands that had been built. Went back and reviewed a few threads, the Turtlelady stand, the TurtleDog stand and a thread by domromer. Here is what I was able to find and assume that there may be others.

    Page #1. Ends at post #723
    Page #2
    #101 - turtleburger
    #102 - JakobW
    #103 - berksound
    #104 - HangDenAround
    #105 - civetta62
    #106 - LEAGLE
    #107 - joeybravo13
    #108 - JohnSawyer
    #109 - JaxHiker
    #110 - delphyves, the first from France!
    #111 & 112 - Rightside
    #113 - tato
    #114 - Randy
    #115 - Mag
    #116 - Aardvark
    #117 - Brute1100
    #118 - ptsal
    #119 - Bankheadboy
    #120 - old4hats' second
    #121 - UncleClark
    #122 & 123 - hppyfngy, the Master TD maker!
    #124 - Humpback
    #125 - jima59
    #126 - 100MileBill
    #127 - WV
    #128 - rcracin24
    #129 - NWOHanger
    #130 - doogie
    #131 - WhiteHillReptile
    #132 - catalyst
    #133 - Lupus
    #134 - bowl-maker
    #135 - ewhammock
    #136 - Privateer
    #137 - Settle
    #138 - obmit
    #139 - Jazilla
    #140 - kk4df
    #141 - gothmog
    #142 - Pj1008
    #143 - the2nddeal
    #144 - samjaynes
    #145 - HamMike
    #146 - Veto 65
    #147 - bonsaihiker
    #148 - Peartree
    #149 - hawghanger, for daughter
    #150 - oldfatguy
    #151 - raleighbuckner
    #152 - Corpus
    #153 - Owl
    #154 - Ryn8tor
    #155 & 156 - talldaddy
    #157 & 158 - creativeKayt & nephew
    #159 - body942
    #160 - Jim697
    #161 - ConnerMan
    #162 - Mannowar
    #163 - HayJay
    #164 - recentconvert
    #165 - PappyAmos
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  2. #1302
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    Quote Originally Posted by Owl View Post
    I also had a failure in my TD stand this past weekend during my class at Backwoods...but it's entirely due to slippery floors and faulty design on my part.

    I think that I left the paracord "limiter" rope attached at the bottom of the legs too long, and I just ran it through the legs without any kind of stops on the cord itself other than a single knot tying the ends together.

    When I was in the hammock, I was adjusting my position when the legs slid out from underneath one side, dropping me to the ground. I think that since there was nothing from letting the legs themselves slide a bit, it deformed the triangle to the point where the whole thing moved.

    Luckily I followed the golden rule...and didn't hang all that high. No damage to me or anything else, and I caught the ridgepole above my head before I hit the ground (don't ask me how, I don't know...LOL!).

    So I'm going to change the way the limiting rope at the bottom works a bit, and see if I can find something to use as rubber feet to minimize sliding on tiles.
    I've found that lash-it cut to preset lengths with quality stopper knots works very well. No slippage or stretchage.
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  3. #1303
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    Quote Originally Posted by body942 View Post
    I've found that lash-it cut to preset lengths with quality stopper knots works very well. No slippage or stretchage.
    Thanks Bill. I'll do that.

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    Hey Pappy, very nice looking stand. Where did you get the fiberglass poles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangin' J View Post
    Hey Pappy, very nice looking stand. Where did you get the fiberglass poles?
    Thanks! Poles came from my local Army Surplus store (Strickland's Surplus in Wilmington, NC. ) The 4' sections were $4 each. Also sold in bags of 12 (I think) at a lower price per each plus you get the carrying bag.

  6. #1306
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    I have a question. When I get into my HH while it is on the TD stand, the top ridge pole bows upward a good amount. That is normal correct? I have never had a failure but thought I read some place in this thread (now I can't find it) that bowing of the top ridge pole is not normal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkurfiss View Post
    I have a question. When I get into my HH while it is on the TD stand, the top ridge pole bows upward a good amount. That is normal correct? I have never had a failure but thought I read some place in this thread (now I can't find it) that bowing of the top ridge pole is not normal?
    There's a tendency for that. It depends on how much as to whether it's normal though. A couple of fails just in the past few pages.

    Let's see some pics of the suspension and top rail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hppyfngy View Post
    There's a tendency for that. It depends on how much as to whether it's normal though. A couple of fails just in the past few pages.

    Let's see some pics of the suspension and top rail.
    I will try to get time to take a couple with and without me in it over the weekend. Thanks for the quick response.

  9. #1309
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    Originally Posted by olddog
    The question was posed by old4hats about the number of turtledog stands that had been built. Went back and reviewed a few threads, the Turtlelady stand, the TurtleDog stand and a thread by domromer. Here is what I was able to find and assume that there may be others.

    Page #1. Ends at post #723
    Page #2
    #101 - turtleburger
    #102 - JakobW
    #103 - berksound
    #104 - HangDenAround
    #105 - civetta62
    #106 - LEAGLE
    #107 - joeybravo13
    #108 - JohnSawyer
    #109 - JaxHiker
    #110 - delphyves, the first from France!
    #111 & 112 - Rightside
    #113 - tato
    #114 - Randy
    #115 - Mag
    #116 - Aardvark
    #117 - Brute1100
    #118 - ptsal
    #119 - Bankheadboy
    #120 - old4hats' second
    #121 - UncleClark
    #122 & 123 - hppyfngy, the Master TD maker!
    #124 - Humpback
    #125 - jima59
    #126 - 100MileBill
    #127 - WV
    #128 - rcracin24
    #129 - NWOHanger
    #130 - doogie
    #131 - WhiteHillReptile
    #132 - catalyst
    #133 - Lupus
    #134 - bowl-maker
    #135 - ewhammock
    #136 - Privateer
    #137 - Settle
    #138 - obmit
    #139 - Jazilla
    #140 - kk4df
    #141 - gothmog
    #142 - Pj1008
    #143 - the2nddeal
    #144 - samjaynes
    #145 - HamMike
    #146 - Veto 65
    #147 - bonsaihiker
    #148 - Peartree
    #149 - hawghanger, for daughter
    #150 - oldfatguy
    #151 - raleighbuckner
    #152 - Corpus
    #153 - Owl
    #154 - Ryn8tor
    #155 & 156 - talldaddy
    #157 & 158 - creativeKayt & nephew
    #159 - body942
    #160 - Jim697
    #161 - ConnerMan
    #162 - Mannowar
    #163 - HayJay
    #164 - recentconvert
    #165 - PappyAmos
    #166 - dkurfiss
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    Quote Originally Posted by PappyAmos View Post
    With an event coming in a month where hanging in the trees is in doubt, I decided I needed a set of these.

    I chose to start with 7 ft 2x2s and the hinge mount and using the hppyfngy angle method at the top. I'm not fond of having metal overhead so I bought 4 of the surplus fiberglass poles ($4 ea). I have a Hennessy Explorer Deluxe with the hex tarp. I cut one of the fiberglass pole down to fit the tarp.
    So the stats are:
    Ridge Pole = 13' 1"
    Stand Height = 81"
    Height of hole in hinge for S-Hook mount = 6'

    I reinforced the ends of the poles with dowel inserts - had to add some PVC on the big end to fill it up. The ball-and-loop bungies provide just enough tension for the tarp and also ensure the pole sections will stay together.

    The attached pics show the two ends, a view of the setup with my hammock and tarp attached and a view of the setup loaded with my 220 lb heiny in the hammock. Note: there is no creaking, cracking or other sound when I get in. The fiberglass poles seem to bear the load just fine.
    You may note that spread limiters are installed but not tightened - I may decide to saw the tops of the 2x2s off to allow a little more spread. I have also decided to guy the stands on each side for stability.

    I have only read about half of the volumes you guys have written on these stands so please chime in with comments to help me make them better.

    Chuck
    By the way, please say hi to your dad, Grandpappy Amos.

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