Sunday, November 16, 2014
New Hexbeam Kit - Homebrewed
I have improved over the Homebrew designs I have made over the years. This kit weighs in at at 17,3 lbs.for the spreaders and center post - no wires and no ropes. Weight includes the canvas bag. The wires would add another 2.5 pounds. The base plate and flanges added 4 lbs. Overall, with wire, this hexagonal beam weighs in at just under 20 lbs. This is a lot more robust than the one I have made using "crappie" fishing poles, albeit, at the expense of additional weight, since my "crappie" pole hex-beam only weighs 14 or so pounds with all the wires and rope soaking wet. It is still a fair amount lighter than the commercial heavy duty versions which are between 25-28 lbs.