Looks good... and comfortable! Now you are ready to hang anytime, anywhere. Welcome to the club
Originally Posted by olddog
The question was posed by old4hats about the number of turtledog stands that had been built. Went back and reviewed a few threads, the Turtlelady stand, the TurtleDog stand and a thread by domromer. Here is what I was able to find and assume that there may be others.
#3- hppyfngy, with first angled ends
#9- Fontana Horseman
#10 & #11- olzeke and wife
#12 & #13- CamRuns and brother
#20- hppyfngy for nephew
#23- Chuck Gravy
#25- samsara's daughter, version 2.0
If you have built a TurtleDog and are not on the list please feel free to add yourself.
in it for the naps
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Checotah, Oklahoma
Tarp: GargoyleGear Ogee
Insulation: UQ-varies w/season
Suspension: onrope buckle
Isn't the length of the "ridge pole" dictated by the tarp you intend to use? I would need ~12' for any of my tarps. Then, of course, the tripod would need to be taller...maybe a problem for those constrained by available space in their vehicle.
It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.
If you need to use a tarp with this stand then my recommendation is to mount the pole on top of the tripods. I did a TD 2.0 post where I made a stand for my daughter and put the pole on top. gmcttr suggested a different way of keeping the pole in place by using a spade drill bit and drill a hole at the top of the tripod that will hold the pole in place. Both would work well for using a tarp.
You can also have a long pole and a short pole for when you need to use a tarp (long pole) and times that you are just hanging or need to keep it as short as possible.
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Columbus, IN
Hammock: WBRR, Lots of DIY
Tarp: MacCat; Cloudburst
Insulation: HG-UQ, TQ; WB-Lynx
Suspension: Whoopie Sling
TurtleDog Stand #33
My stand is far from the prettiest, neatest, or lightest posted here. But it was fun to build and works great. Here are the highlights:
As I said, not the prettiest stand we've seen here. But it works well, and I am particularly happy with the simplicity of my suspension system.
I'll add my name to the list. I built one a few weeks ago. I built three tripods. I am going to try and hang three hammocks off of it. So far only tested with one.
#37 - Sidewinder
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Rockport, MA
"My apologies, but I have been enjoying my TurtleDog stand so much I hadn't gotten around to taking any pictures yet. Here it is:"
Nice work TRHang!
I really appreciate all the dimensions you put in. Does that distance off the ground workout ok?
It looks like, the way you have the tripods twisted a bit to allow the pole to pass, that you could put the pole on the TOP of the tripod. It would nestle in that nice V that is formed there by the tops of the 2 x 4's.
How much more hammock height would this give? ( you can tell I want to be further from the ground )
Pole along the top would allow you to use a longer pole (if you wanted) to allow the tarp to go beyond the tripod. I am not being critical of your setup, just thinking out loud. I joined this forum about the same time as you did and all I am doing is planning and collecting parts!
I am working on using a telescoping one pole (on each end) design, and have not seen much data on how high you need to tie your hammock. The video's show mostly tying tree straps up about 7 feet or more. (Need too many 3' sections to get that high )
You clearly demonstrated that tying at less than 6 feet works very well.
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Mishawaka, IN
Insulation: ccf pad
Suspension: Whoopie Sling
Pete you can not compare the height tied to a tree to the height tied to a stand. On the stand you can have an extremely short suspension. When tying to trees you have to adjust the height based on how far apart the trees are.
The opinions expressed by this user are not those of a competent individual. If they were that would mean I know what I am talking about.
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wausau wi.
Add one more to list of TurtleDog stands. I just got mine done about 4 hours ago. A lot of first for me, first project off of HF, and first hang too.