Ron Thompson Beach Shelter

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Ron Thompson Beach Shelter

Post by stuartdv » Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:07 pm

Right before anyone laughs or sniggers I know I'm a div but can anyone help here

In anticipation of a night fish at Orford I've taken delivery of a Ron Thompson Shelter However, I am having problems getting it up so to speak

Does anyone have one of these shelters - I've got the legs apart so its sitting up but does anyone know what the spare metal pole is for (its about a foot and a half - 2 ft long- is bent at about a 30 degree angle in the middle and has two lenghts of cord coming out with hooks on it

I know it should be straightforward but I am a complete div and it didnt come with any instructions - also its come with a bag of pegs but there's a foot gap between the bottom of the legs and the plastice bracket wherer the pegs are to go through- am I being thick? can anyone help please

Cheers

Stuart

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Post by DuncBooth5 » Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:37 pm

Try viagra and prosac together, that way, if you can't get it up you won't care! lol

I've sent you a PM and while I can't help now, I may be able to when I get home.

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Post by needafish » Tue Oct 17, 2006 6:07 pm

i have one. the short pole goes in the bracket where the legs join at the top. there is a hole in the middle of the bracket. place in your pole and when legs are out you pull over the flap that makes the peak . hope this helps if not ask again.

stuartdv

Post by stuartdv » Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:04 pm

Cheers for the reply

Yip i've got that far - and its up although its pulled a bit of the stitching away as it was a bit tight-or was it me being too rough?

- one other daft question- on that piece of tubing that you slot in to make the peak- what the hell are the cords with hooks on for ? I asked the tackle shop where I bough tit and they didnt know!!

Tanks again

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Post by HoOkEd » Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:30 pm

stuartdv wrote:Cheers for the reply

Yip i've got that far - and its up although its pulled a bit of the stitching away as it was a bit tight-or was it me being too rough?

- one other daft question- on that piece of tubing that you slot in to make the peak- what the hell are the cords with hooks on for ? I asked the tackle shop where I bough tit and they didnt know!!

Tanks again
The pole has the two cords so that you can use it for your "whipping fetish" when you can get it up..... or alternately, thread them through the D-Hooks then down on to the front legs.


:?: Qstn : Do You know what the skirt bit around the bottom is for ???

:idea: Answ : ........to bury in the shingle..... bank up shingle on the skirt to anchor the shelter down.... also try to avoid facing the entrance directly into strong/gusting winds
:!: TIP : ..... a small bucket like a paint kettle/pot is handy for shovelling pebbles onto the skirt....especially is it is windy and speed is required. Then once the shelter is set up fill the bucket with fresh sea water and store you live lug in it ... multifunctional paint pot.


Good Luck and Tight Lines

HoOkEd

stuartdv

Post by stuartdv » Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:10 pm

Funnily enough the wife said exactly the same (about the cords looking a bit kinky that is)-

Thanks for the reply and the supplementary question/answer- I reckoned a speedy erection (stop it!) and shoreing up with shingle would be the essence as a mild gust sent the shelter flying across the garden earlier today so I take your advice about positioning it right. Luckily nobody saw me battling with it (apart from my three year old dtr who found it hilarious)

Cheers for all your replies

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Post by chrisandboys » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:34 am

The flap that this piece stretches out is attached on one side with a strip of velcro - you need to undo this when inserting or removing the short pole. My 9 year old showed me after I spent half an hour going purple faced and shouting obscenities. Pity they couln't run to a page of instructions. Great shelter though.

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Post by treeman » Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:51 am

I wouldn't bother - you will only end up chasing it down the beach anyway!!!!!

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