To confirm, this is what should be done?
Yep.. That's how I do it. I tried eyeloops but they are a pain.
Today we had a large dose of the vanCamper's version of trail magic.
It was tripod magic ?
We are making a three tripod+two ridgepole hammock setup with alum military antenna poles.
When I realized that the holes for the snap buttons need more than using a drill stand it took a while to find a local machine shop.
Hiking partner Bob O / Scout79 suggested a retired shop owner Harry K.
Today we, my husband Arthur and I, assisted old Harry K in drilling 28 four foot alum poles for our three tripod set up.
Wonderful to watch, and minimally assist, an old timer in his craft.
He asked questions.
I showed images and gave answers.
He laughed remembering camping in his youth.
He charged us nothing for his work.
A terrific piece of camp magic !
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trailname : Distracted By Stone
I'd love to see the finished result.
To anyone who is using one of these stands: What is the total length of the floor space needed for this type of stand? This would be the longest total measurement from the two furthest-spread tripod legs at opposite ends. I'm trying to figure out if this will fit in the room where I want to put my hammock. Thanks
The span between my feet is 5' so the maximum size is 16 to 19' x 5' depending how you position it with the two legs to the back away from the hammock., or 12' x 5' as a minimum from my experience.
This is a very important feature for me
Anyway, I found the instructions to be great, but I do have a recommendation for those of us that aren't quite as talented as Agafadoc with regard to the eye bolt spacer.
I found that if I put six of the 5/16" washers between the two fender washers, they completely filled the gap inside the eye bolt, and I didn't have to do any work
Here is a picture of the components that I used:
Here is the whole thing assembled on the poles:
Thanks again for such a great thread!!!
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