I decided that 7.5 foot spine sections would be too unstable on the Playa, so I added extra ribs and used 5 foot spine sections. The Hut held up well, and even survived the brief storm squall that came through Tuesday afternoon. Although it went from being fully upright to kind of a wind tunnel streamlined look!
This year, I have another long aluminet section that I'm going to use for extra shade. I'm also going to actually use the long tie downs that I brought last year and neglected to put up. I think with the extra aluminet there may be more wind loading, so better safe than sorry. I'm also switching from 3/8 in lag bolts to half inch lag bolts. The 3/8 in bolts bent in the wind storm, 6 out of the 10 bolts are not usable again. So as long as I'm buying new bolts, I will size up.
Feel free to come around and visit, I'll be camped again with poly Paradise, and while there are other monkey huts, ours is pretty noticeable! Look for the chakra flags and the doubled aluminet!
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