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 Post subject: Re: Sleeping on board
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:08 am 
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Hi All,

Here's something available (in Australia at least) that may provide a simple solution:
http://www.oztrail.com.au/WebPage.gtl?P ... bgroup=1-2

I'm hoping there's a Devil's Advocate or two out there that could clue me in as to why not. :wink:

I'm thinking of using it for solo missions on the TI. Any thoughts?


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 Post subject: Re: Sleeping on board
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:24 pm 
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I did look at these Oatesy at one stage. Quite impressive and I may actually consider one for the wife for general camping. I did a few measurements though and fully folded up, couldn't see it actually fitting easily in the back and staying waterproof. There may be a way but personally I think the hammock ticks all the boxes for what we do.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:23 am 
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As a fat devil's advocate, I would like to know what is the maximum weight someone can be without crashing through the floor?

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 Post subject: Re: Sleeping on board
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:22 am 
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Good point. In fact the one I saw and sat in was this one

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Kamp-Rite-Or ... 331wt_1398

Pretty comfy and competes against the swag market I suppose.

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 Post subject: Re: Sleeping on board
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:43 am 
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Tony, I'm not 100% sure, but these kinds of stretchers typically rated to around 120kg.

Slaughter, you're right out it being a bit long to put on the back, but as I'd be sailing solo it wouldn't be an issue. A couple of heavy duty garbage bags and a bit of duct tape would do the trick keeping it dry.

They're very quick to set up. I'll be interested to see how it sits on the hull.


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 Post subject: Re: Sleeping on board
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:54 am 
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I also want to over night. Beach camping is not always an option. Was thinking that a cheap inflatable lounger lashed under the net then sleep on the net. Thoughts?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:42 pm 
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First overnight test of my haka based sleeping platform (as seen on P16 of this post). I spent 18 hours entirely on the kayak (apart from a couple of minutes to take pics) to see if it was possible to set everything up when on the water. It was ...and I had a great time. I felt like I could live on this for a weeks expedition easily. The haka make living on the kayak possible. Set up on the aka they make great seats for cooking etc and also for walking around on. Unclip and relocate them over the hull for a comfortable camping platform.
Coupla things:
-I had a tarp setup using a tent pole in the mast holder and the mainsheet clipped to it but the tarp was flapping too much so I took it down. Back to the drawing board for that. The pole/mainsheet was handy for balance when walking around so it will be kept.
-I brought along an extra haka which worked great as a platform to access the bivvy bag. It made setting up the two main camping platform haka much easier.
- The tramps are still a must have. I wouldn't be without them. They are better for storing gear on and keeping the haka free for hiking out.
-The Cooper anchor with 2m SS 6mm chain performed great and held solid in what were some strong wind gusts. I had it routed through a snap hook on the bow padeye and tied off to an aka.
- I had no trouble accessing all points of the kayak, even the bow padeye and rear hatch while on the water.

It's a pity this trip was so short but I had to return home due to forecast very bad weather and without a rain tarp it would be very miserable.
I was really enjoying this first experience and can't wait to get out again. The 18 hours flew by!
A little video clip (apologies for the wobbly bits:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:55 pm 
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Wow! Looks great! I suspect this thread will take on a life like the Haka thread!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:23 pm 
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:lol: Funny music! Great stick cam work!

Thanks for leaving out the shower scene. :lol:


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And I didn't see the toilet anywhere :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Sleeping on board
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:38 pm 
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You are an ideas man!


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No man is an island... But you come close! :D

Nice work!

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How good is that ! Great work Stringy.

How waterproof is the bivvy. Was the tarp just for shade or to keep off rain or dew ? Why I'm asking is that the only negative I can see with the penthouse hammock is that the fly can act like a sail if the wind gets up. I personally think that the lower or less surface area the sleeping quarters are, the better. Definitely on a winner with this setup.

( I wonder what the longest time spent on an AI is without touching land .....hmmmm.)

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Maybe a simpler challenge is to see how long someone canbe on board an Island without needing to "go" :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Sleeping on board
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:56 am 
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tonystott wrote:
And I didn't see the toilet anywhere :mrgreen:


What no toilet?
I am not sure that I would be fitting this to my TI. Just have a look at what some of the West Ausies have been working on:

http://www.forum.yakfishwest.com/viewto ... 2&start=30

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