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Deck Chair Ratchet

wind canvas and adjust tension
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Deck Chairs are the most simple of all folding seating apparatus, but they have only one means of adjustment, that being the relative angle against the level surface.

Deck Chair Ratchet, permits the user to relax or increase the tension of the actual seating canvas by winding it unto a roller placed at the head of the chair.

This is a very simple replacement of the usual fixed batten unto which the canvas is normally stapled in a fixed position.

xenzag, Aug 21 2010

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       Insufficiently HalfBaked - actually, an excellent idea ...   

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8th of 7, Aug 21 2010
  

       [ ] I think there's probably an optimum tension; beyond that one way you slide off, the other and they have to bury you in it.
FlyingToaster, Aug 21 2010
  

       Now, if [xen] had included some pointless, unreliable and ludicrously overcomplicated clockwork mechanism for dynamically adjusting the tension, then it would have been HalfBaked .... but as it is, well ....
8th of 7, Aug 21 2010
  

       //dynamically adjusting the tension//   

       <crank><crank><crank> FORE! <sproing>
lurch, Aug 22 2010
  

       [lurch], [Tindale] With a pair of these, you could play catch, tossing a person back and forth between them. \\<crank><crank><crank> FORE! <sproing> <sproing> <sproing> <sproing> ....\\
mouseposture, Aug 22 2010
  

       Congratulations, [xen], for inspiring a range of weaponized beach furniture.
8th of 7, Aug 23 2010
  

       ..and also to [8th] for the verb "to weaponize"
hippo, Aug 23 2010
  

       oh and here I thought one could turn a deck chair into a sailboat....+
xandram, Aug 23 2010
  

       Shame on you [8th_of_7]. You've taught dear innocent [hippo] a bad word.
mouseposture, Aug 23 2010
  

       // dear innocent [hippo] //   

       This would be the same "dear innocent [hippo]" that came up with ideas like "Chickens with lasers", "Cinema with real gunfire" and "Petting slaughterhouse" ?
8th of 7, Aug 24 2010
  

       The same.
pertinax, Aug 24 2010
  
      
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