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Offline PikePetersen

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Lightweight bunks
« on: Sep 17, 2019, 09:06 AM »
Has anyone used bunks like these in their shack? I thought it might be nice to be able to add them to a skid house for overnight trips, but be able to remove them easily if I need more space for people to fish. I'm planning to build a lightweight shack and don't think my walls will be strong enough to support the weight of bunks hanging off of them.





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Re: Lightweight bunks
« Reply #1 on: Sep 17, 2019, 09:30 AM »
No but I use a cot inside mine. Works great and folds down and away.

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Re: Lightweight bunks
« Reply #2 on: Oct 22, 2019, 01:14 PM »
Has anyone built something like this for their shack as a solution for bunks?
I saved these pics from somewhere online last year, but can't remember where I found them






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Re: Lightweight bunks
« Reply #3 on: Nov 07, 2019, 02:09 PM »
Has anyone built something like this for their shack as a solution for bunks?
I saved these pics from somewhere online last year, but can't remember where I found them






 ;DWow look at them. I designed & built them. They were posted on the Facebook page Fishhouse Fabrications

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Re: Lightweight bunks
« Reply #4 on: Nov 07, 2019, 02:16 PM »
;DWow look at them. I designed & built them. They were posted on the Facebook page Fishhouse Fabrications

Awesome!
I'm wondering how they worked out for you?
Did you have any issues with sag in the middle? Or what did you use along the sides?
My cot tops just arrived last night and I'll be constructing something similar for my shack soon. I was looking at either a hardwood closet rod or aluminum tubing.


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Re: Lightweight bunks
« Reply #5 on: Nov 08, 2019, 09:14 AM »
Awesome!
I'm wondering how they worked out for you?
Did you have any issues with sag in the middle? Or what did you use along the sides?
My cot tops just arrived last night and I'll be constructing something similar for my shack soon. I was looking at either a hardwood closet rod or aluminum tubing.

They work great, actually turned out better than I was expecting.

Yes the middle will sag that's the nature of these bunk styles, the pipe will flex down and to the middle with weight. But they are very comfortable IMO I like to add a camping mat to them.
Not sure a hardwood rod is going to be up for the task. I used 1/8 wall 2" aluminum.

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Re: Lightweight bunks
« Reply #6 on: Nov 08, 2019, 07:43 PM »
I would say that most cloth type bunks have middle sag depending on the weight applied.  I found adding a thin sheet of flooring underlay solves the problem.  It's thinner than 1/4 inch so you should still be able to fold them up.






 



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