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    Hehe. When I showed this stand to my GF she complained about the space it takes set up. That's why I chose to build a tripod stand. Now I can use the "We need wide spread guy lines to keep the nasty tents away" argument if I want to build one of these. This would certainly take less room in the pickup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alamosa View Post
    I agree that the key to reducing the overall length is in shortening the poles. For every foot removed from the poles, it reduces 6 feet in overall length. That is assuming a 45* angle on the anchor lines produces a foot off each end for each foot reduced and a 30* angle on the straps removes 2 feet from each end of the hammock - the gap - for each foot reduced.
    A roof with 7/12 pitch has a 30 degree slope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    A roof with 7/12 pitch has a 30 degree slope.
    OG, you are correct, I was just using round numbers for discussion. To be more exact, each end of the gap will lose 1.732 feet per foot removed from the poles instead of 2 feet. I like my ridgeline a little tighter, so it would not surprise me if I end up close to a 26* angle on my suspension, closer to a 6/12 pitch.

    The other thing this points out to me is that the variations in the gap distance are pretty forgiving. I normally just pace it off, so it is pretty easy to be off by a foot or so. So each foot in gap difference is only resulting in a 3.5 inch difference in hammock height (7 inches divided by the two ends), it will be pretty easy to be at about 18 inches high +- 3.5 inches for gap variation.
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    alamosa, good point on achiness being contagious...I wake up every morning here refreshed and see everyone else rubbing their aching whatevers...
    I was thinking more along the lines of lightening up the rig and perhaps shrinking it, but I would stick with it if it keeps the achy people away...

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    If I can get the poles short enough, this may be just what I need. I use my motorcycle (Suzuki scooter) for transport and need something that will fit across the passenger seat and side bags. 4 1/2 feet may work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miboso View Post
    If I can get the poles short enough, this may be just what I need. I use my motorcycle (Suzuki scooter) for transport and need something that will fit across the passenger seat and side bags. 4 1/2 feet may work.
    If you used fence railing, you could possibly have 2-piece poles, 3' or so long. I was thinking of strapping my tripod setup upright to the sissy bar. It'd stick way up, and look funny, but I deal with enough funny looks that it wouldn't matter. Hmmm. I need to figure out a way to have the sissy bar be the support on one side.

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    Would something similar to this work?
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Faithfull-Po.../dp/B0001IWTRS

    Still need guy-outs but would certainly help stabilize the rig. The handlebars could be foldable (is that a word?) and maybe even foldable stabilizer legs. You could even make a coupling on top for when you have the power unit from a Power Auger handy!! And I do not think it would leave much of a trace, well no more than a tent anyways.

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    This idea is very close to the one I made. I don't know what it weighs. I used 8' boards and angled them so that they take more of the load off the anchors. I like the idea of your anchors, and my try one of these to cut space more than anything. Nice looking and it works.

    My stand, using a 2"x4", the end has sunk in the ground a little, but only about 1" to 1.5". And that was with 2 days of rain. So I understand your concern with using pipe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    I believe crackedup is referring to something like this. (I had my coffee)


    Instead of being a 90* angle to the plate, the pole attachment would follow the angle of your main supports.
    Making the connection loose, as c-u mentioned, would allow for varying angles caused by terrain.
    The baseplate would prevent the stand from sinking into most loose soils.
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    If using a plate like this one, you could also carry 4 extra stakes, 2 on each plate, to keep it from slipping. Then you would not need the rope at the bottom. Just a thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Glad to see your stake boom idea worked well. Your system is definitely one of the most minimal hammock stands out there. Minimal is good.
    What he said! Great stuff. I was thinking "hammock stand" from the word go during the "stake boom" thread.
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