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    Patent Police

    Your not going to turn me into the Patent Police are you Youngblood?

    The more I think the setup through, the more happy I am with the concept.
    I was just wandering through the garage thinking about my lack of suitable trees, when it hit me. I will probably use a longer support soon. (Thanks for the rough calc, on the spreader effect)
    Probably sleep in it over the weekend.

    Best part..... No bugs or rain while I'm testing designs.
    Worst part... Not the most attractive setup, so likely have to hide it when company comes by..

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    Senior Member PKT's Avatar
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    Welcome WVassello
    You're right around the block from me. looks to be a great area to hang why
    not get a stand. I got a Vario stand delivered for 100.00 and use it every day/night

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    Just be careful how quickly you sit up

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    I love the idea. I'm using Risk's stand in my garage right now and it takes up a lot of room. I'm going to try this without the holes.
    Everybody wang chung tonight!

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    So far, so good

    Probably spend the evening on the porch hanging like a bat. I'll let you know if I fall victim to gravity or an urge to make another hammock.
    Perhaps after the Saturday morning chores as well.
    Let me know if anyone else gives it a shot, particularly with another material for the ridgeline.

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    Those 4x12+ sized beams in the pic will hold far more than a hammock. It's just a matter of getting a large enough eye screw and pre-drilling the holes...

    3/8" lag eyes are good to 400lbs ea, a 1/2" lag eye at least 5 inches long set at an angle should do the trick. I don't recall what drill size to use, don't make it too big or it won't hold.

    You want the rope to pull less than 45 degrees off of the length of the eye, or the eye won't be as strong.

    If you REALLY want a strong eye, you can get forged shoulder eyes from Amazon.com for $12 apiece...

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    The size of your bug net seams a little excessive.

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    A little feedback

    NJKranz: Have you seen some of the bugs in South Florida? Bugnet is just about right...

    Spent most of the night in the hammock. Setup is solid, but a few observations.
    1. My wood ridgeline is too short. After a little stretch and settle. There was too much banana. And although I can tighten it up a bit, the attachment points are still a little too close to produce the right lay.
    So next move is to snag a slightly longer board.
    2. Stable setup and quite easy to move and store. 2 hooks and I can stand it up in the garage for storage. If I were a manufacturer of steel/aluminum tubing, I would consider marketing this as an alternative hammock stand. Maybe arch the tubing up to give more room on the entry.

    Overall, still quite happy with it.

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