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    wowzers, that is impressive I think I could fit my Subaru underneath that bad boy
    good stuff
    life time believer in the afternoon nap

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustardman View Post
    The ridge poles are 16 feet long each, so with the space for the hardware to hang them and room to attach the hammocks, it ends up putting the cross poles at around 15ish feet apart. You lose around 6 inches on each side.

    Since they are at an angle, the apex of the large triangles end up being further apart - somewhere just slightly over 16 feet.
    Got it. Mmm guess its not easy to just make the distance between the cross-poles a foot further or so?
    Where oh where did i leave those 17' ridge poles...??
    - Loki,

    "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
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    The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy,
    while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."
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    Senior Member Mustardman's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loki View Post
    Got it. Mmm guess its not easy to just make the distance between the cross-poles a foot further or so?
    Where oh where did i leave those 17' ridge poles...??
    I definitely wouldn't want to extend it any more. In fact, I'd almost prefer to take a foot or two off, but that would make it even tougher to figure out a good way to rig the tarp.

    I guess I could go with a smaller tarp, but that's crazy talk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustardman View Post
    I ...tougher to figure out a good way to rig the tarp.

    I guess I could go with a smaller tarp, but that's crazy talk
    Hahaha Crazy INN-Deed! tee hee hee
    - Loki,

    "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
    Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
    The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy,
    while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustardman View Post
    I actually got them from Grainger:

    Snap Button,A,0.250D x0.390 H,Pk10
    Item no: 3DPZ8
    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    Perfect...thanks.
    I set up a jig and got them drilled/installed accurately enough that all tubes are interchangeable. The snaps are much nicer than having to tape the connections.

    Thanks again MM.

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    are those the same poles that gmcttr used?

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    Senior Member Mustardman's Avatar
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    They are indeed.

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    If I ever end up dealing with the Boy Scouts I'm definitely going to be building myself one of these. Awesome job, MustardMan.
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    Senior Member Mustardman's Avatar
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    does anybody know the absolute cheapest place to obtain some flexible tent poles that I can use to build an arch to support the tarp? Walmart sells replacement Coleman poles, but it is $10 for about 8 feet worth of them, and some of my ideas could use significantly more than 8 feet worth.

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    The ingenuity of HF members is awesome. Great work there Mustardman. On the poles for the tarp, try garage sales for old dome tents.

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