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    Great picture for the 1000 th post. The 1000 th post on the 100 th page.
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    Veto just said that so he could be 1001 on page 101...
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    This is the same stand, just some new pics.
    This one is packed up
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    This is the strap for carrying the stand
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    This is the stainless steel shackle for holding the the toprail to the hinge. The amsteel on the right is the continiuos loop to the toprail, the amsteel on the left is were I ran the anchors
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    The yellow strap is running next to the amsteel, it is not part of the set up, just there for a visual as the amsteel is so small it just wasn't showing up in the pics. The stakes that I used are rebar T stakes that I made for a different stand. I also have a set of galvanized spikes, but the ground is so wet that I could pull them out very easy, so I went with the T stakes. I can't remember how long they are, but I think they are either 18" or 24" long. The ground is so soft, I could push them all the way in by hand, no hammer needed.
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    To install, I ran the amsteel through the steel shackle, then put the stake through the loop on the end of it, and pushed it in, pulled the amsteel tight marked the spot on the ground, and placed the stake through the loop and pushed it in until tight. How well does it hold?

    Well here is the money shot!!!


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    With the wind blowing, can you say HAMMOCK SAIL. The stand NEVER moved!! It held tight. I left it up for about 30 min, before putting up my tarp, again, no movement. Anytime I camp, and am using this stand, I will be using my anchors. Most time it would be the shorter spikes, but with soft ground, I'll be glad to use the longer ones. I do have a few more pics I can post, if your having problems understanding how I have the guylines run......RR
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    Another pic, when I posted above, I thought I had this one downloaded. It's a better pic of how the guyline is attached to the stand, again, the yellow strap is just for a visual, and not part of the set up.....RR

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    That looks real good RR. Thanks for the images.

    I think I'd about be tempted to just use something like those yellow tie downs in place of the amsteel though. You could use them as a carrying strap too. And you'd have the ratchet to give it that extra last crank to snug them down. But the amsteel sure would work too.

    I like it. Yeah if you got as much rain down there as we did, it's soggy. And the wind is relentless today. Appreciate you setting it up.

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    I do have a nice big roll of amsteel, so it wasn't a problem. The ratchet straps would work and had thought about using them. They just seemed more of a PITA untangling them or rolling them up. The amsteel doesn't tangle to bad.

    Ya we got about 2" of snow, that has melted, and two days of rain before that, so the ground is soaked. Had to really watch were I was walking, to keep my feet from getting wet....RR
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    That last pic of the hammock sail is awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWOHanger View Post
    That last pic of the hammock sail is awesome.
    Yeah that's what mine looked like before it skeetered across the yard!
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    Finished my Turtledog stand today.



    Tonight I test my UQ with it. I'll post more pics of it with my 'hammock lab' fully setup tomorrow when I have better light.
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    Jeeze,,what a long read...took me almost 6 hrs to read this whole thing!
    I built a couple of Alamosa stands for me and the wife...will build a couple for us in a couple of weeks to take on the road with us this summer. Nice thread with great ideas and instructions. Work has me hung up and maybe in the next week or 10 days can decide. One question..what is the shortest 2' x 2's for the tripods has anybody used? Might have to go the aluminum tent poles to get them in the car. 5' 6" is the poles for our Alamosa Stands.

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