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.

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