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    Quote Originally Posted by Shnick View Post
    Mark, try one in front of the fence and about 18' away from the first big tree on the right.

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    Yeah, that wouldn't be too bad but very visible from the front and street. There's only one spot I tried with my grand trunk UL inside the wooded area, not enough for a tarp but a WBBB would be fine. Maybe I'll just do my testing when there's no rain forecasted.

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    I did get in about a 2 hour hang last night. I guess I was resting so well that I would wake myself up snoring... I did not want to freak the neighbors out, so I continued the snoring inside.

    I had a vision of being able to have three spots to hang hammocks if needed. I took some time this morning and tried it out. I hope my idea works, but have not tested for weight issues with three folks hanging as of yet. I did test the HH to post. WM blue hammock post to post. They seemed to work fine. I will need to add some more padding around the post to soften the edges for the straps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flight_chick View Post
    . I will need to add some more padding around the post to soften the edges for the straps.
    I would get myself a spoke shave or a sanding disk for an electric drill and round the edges off. Padding has never been stable enough for me. It either slips or shreds.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Looks like a great setup, round off them corners of the posts and you'll be good to go!

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    To prevent the need to sand or round the edges of the poles, Rip and I threw some heavy duty eye bolts on each side of the pole near the top.

    You'd need 4 for your setup - 2 per pole.

    You can then just clip a climbing rated biner on each eye bolt and clip to the eye on your webbing or directly to your whoopie sling.

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    I rounded a couple of poles with a chainsaw. That's just the kind of carpenter I am. :rofl:
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    I agree that you should think about adding some eye bolts (drill all the way through the posts). It makes setup very easy.

    In my three post setup, I only use one eye bolt per post. We share eye bolts when there's 3 hammocks, and have never had an issue with only having one eye bolt per post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flight_chick View Post
    I had to place my post in the middle and it is weird looking. BUT....I am hanging and that was the goal. If I ever sell of course I will have to dig 'em up.
    Put a bowl of bird seed on top of the post and call it a bird feeder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the2nddeal View Post
    I agree that you should think about adding some eye bolts (drill all the way through the posts). It makes setup very easy.

    In my three post setup, I only use one eye bolt per post. We share eye bolts when there's 3 hammocks, and have never had an issue with only having one eye bolt per post.
    I have seen others here on HF posting pictures using eye bolts. My question would be can I still use the stock suspension that my HH came with?
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    Quote Originally Posted by flight_chick View Post
    I have seen others here on HF posting pictures using eye bolts. My question would be can I still use the stock suspension that my HH came with?
    Yes.

    Loop the cordage through the eyebolt and use as normal.

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