OK guys -
I have seen some of the formulas some members are using....scary math.
I intend to build the below - I will make it out of 1.5"x1.5"x30" sections of mahogany. To connect the sections I will be using 1.5"x1.5"x12" sections of aluminum square tubing. 6 inches of each section will be in the Tubing- Iwill mill the Mahogany to fit snug in the tubes.
This will give me two 7' 6" legs - when I tie them together with a 6 inch welded "A" section (see picture) - Once put together I should have an equilateral Triangle that will stand 6' 6" tall - When I lean it to 75 deg (top away from hammock) the top will be at 6' 3" off the ground. ( did all using equilateral triangle math).
So according to the Hang calculator - I should be able to put 16 ft between hang points....(because my ridge line is 96 inches and I weigh 260 and like 18 inches under my but...
So 3 questions:
1. Is my math close
2. Do you think the system will work with proper anchoring.
3. Tough to find tubing here - I have found the above with 1/8" walls - Do you think it will be strong enough?