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Gadget
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PostSubject: TurtleDog Stands   TurtleDog Stands EmptyThu 28 Jun 2018, 13:59

A TurtleDog stand is just about the simplest hammock stand to DIY.  It is named after the two members of HammockForums that developed it (Turtlelady and Old Dog). There is a mahoooosive thread on it on the US forum,
https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/51787-The-TurtleDog-stand?highlight=turtledog

I have made and improvised a few, here is a video,


I'll dig out some pictures later.
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PostSubject: Re: TurtleDog Stands   TurtleDog Stands EmptyThu 28 Jun 2018, 14:01

When is a turtledog not a turtledog?
If, instead of hanging the ridgepole from two tripods, you hung it from a tree, is it still a turtledog?
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PostSubject: Re: TurtleDog Stands   TurtleDog Stands EmptyThu 28 Jun 2018, 14:28

This is one I rigged in our field, out of brashings from the neighboring forestry,
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Note that the ridgepole was resting on the tripod, rather than hanging below, That is less stable, and indeed the legs did move somewhat.
Well, you lives and learns.
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PostSubject: Re: TurtleDog Stands   TurtleDog Stands EmptyThu 28 Jun 2018, 14:40

Here is some detail of my stand,

This is the strap hinge that hold the legs together,
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The long strap is screwed to the rear leg,  I used gutter bolts through the outer holes in the hinge tab to bolt to the front legs, and I put a D-shackle thru the middle hole, to hang the ridgepole from.

This is the hobble cord, that stops the legs splaying apart
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I used dyneema cord spliced as UCRs, but it needn't be fancy.

You can adjust the head height by changing the splay of the legs,
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TurtleDog Stands 2016-013

or you could just lengthen the cord that hangs the ridgepole.
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PostSubject: Re: TurtleDog Stands   TurtleDog Stands EmptySun 28 Apr 2019, 10:07

Excellent post. Thank you Smile
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PostSubject: Re: TurtleDog Stands   TurtleDog Stands EmptyTue 30 Apr 2019, 09:25

I like the idea, especially like the field test using limbs found, could be handy if no tress were available, thanks for the heads up Smile
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