I built one of these using the "plans" found in the DIY forum and, while it didn't turn out exactly the same as the plans, it still turned out great. I have spent the last two nights in it and it is working great. I weigh 260lbs. My eyehooks are 6ft up, the span is 133", my suspension length is 1' 6" and my ridgeline on a skeeter beeter pro is 101".
I built it using 8 2x4s (standard 8' length) for studs. The cheap douglas fir ones.
4 - 1/2x8 zinc nuts/bolts with washer on each end.
4 - 1/2x5 zinc nuts/bolts with washer on each end.
Deck screws to hold on the legs and to hold the spacers in place.
With this configuration I can remove the two bolts for the diagonal supports and the bolt from the bottom of one of the uprights and fold it up for "easy" transport.
Last edited by mikewithe; 05-16-2011 at 15:49.. Reason: hyphenation of numbers for clarification
in it for the naps
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Checotah, Oklahoma
Tarp: GargoyleGear Ogee
Insulation: UQ-varies w/season
Suspension: onrope buckle
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