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    Agfadoc...I wondered about drainage on the shelf. I thought you might wrap the tripods like a tipi for waterproof storage.

    G...Hawk...use the common tripod for the foot end of both hammocks as the head end tends to carry more weight. I would caution you to inspect the bolts before/after each hang (should be doing that anyway). I don't think you'll have any problems, but it's the bolts I'd watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    Agfadoc...I wondered about drainage on the shelf. I thought you might wrap the tripods like a tipi for waterproof storage.
    Ha! I did think about a woodsman chair on one side, but had to hit the road again and didn't have time, but now that you mention it...

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    Another version of the Aluminum Surplus Military Pole Stand

    I've been planning the chair idea as well. Not sure how big the cloth is supposed to be though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artjrk View Post
    I've been planning the chair idea as well. Not sure how big the cloth is supposed to be though.
    I've thought about the chair as well but have not tried it. It appears to me that there is not enough "lean" to the tripod legs to suspend the chair from the central point of the tripod. Suspending the chair from the "back" leg would side load it somewhat. It may not be enough force to cause any problems, but that side loading is what I would keep an eye on.

    As to size...this (not really recommended) hiking pole version is 54"x40" and with an added foot end through channel might be a good place to start. too much rain today for me to try it out.

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    Agfadoc, congradulations on another fantastic evolution of the Turtlelady stand. Like the compactness of the package for travel. When traveling with my TD it has to go in the bed of the truck due to length. Even at the weight you stated it's probably lighter than the TD also, never weighed mine.
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    Such a great idea.

    Ordered soime poles today and excited to give this a try. I posted in another thread asking if installing the snaps was self explanatory? I can't seem to visualize from the photo on Grainger's site how they will install.

    Thanks for your great ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dixoncreations View Post
    I posted in another thread asking if installing the snaps was self explanatory? I can't seem to visualize from the photo on Grainger's site how they will install.
    Scratch that - got a repsonse. Apparently they are essentially a V shaped spring. Makes perfect sense now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dixoncreations View Post
    Such a great idea.

    Ordered soime poles today and excited to give this a try. I posted in another thread asking if installing the snaps was self explanatory? I can't seem to visualize from the photo on Grainger's site how they will install.

    Thanks for your great ideas.
    +1 - ordered the poles today. (The ebay vendor owes HF a commission)

    Look forward to trying this at home. Thanks for great information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artjrk View Post
    I've been planning the chair idea as well. Not sure how big the cloth is supposed to be though.
    Here is the video that made me want to add a chair:

    http://youtu.be/6Jura-cmCsA

    I think the spread would be fine, and with the tensioners in place, I think it would work. I have a spare fiberglass pole that I was going to use on the bottom, and now that Gmcttr mentioned it, a cover for the shelves would be pretty cool.

    I would want it to have it's own Amsteel over one of the other poles, but hey, since we are getting all comfortable, and if it can stay on the poles like the shelves, then why not?

    It all goes in my car and I won't be humping it around so why not get extravagant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dixoncreations View Post
    Scratch that - got a repsonse. Apparently they are essentially a V shaped spring. Makes perfect sense now.
    Make sure you drill them all the same, using a jig like Gmcttr used in the Turtle lady bamboo thread:

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...=27777&page=68

    They work great!

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