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Skyboards

Matthew
 

Just contemplating Skyboards...

1) How tall are your Skyboards? They all look about the same length on the modules I see in the photos.

2) How do you protect/transport your modules? I assume most people use Skyboards to nestle two modules together.

3) How do you protect/transport modules that don’t have Skyboards?

(Also kind of wondering if this email group will work for me)

Thanks!
-Matthew

Geoff Dunn
 

Hi Matthew. Kind of two answers for me...

1. My skyboards vary a bit in height, but are generally around 7" above the plywood top. All my modules, except outside corners, have skyboards.
1. a. My modules vary in depth as well, from the original 8.5" or so to 12". Anything deeper than 12" can cause problems with the bus wires and wiring connections.
2. Most of my modules are transported with wood bolted to the ends. The modules are nested but I don't depend on the skyboards to hold them. Some modules are transported in shelf units, where they slide in and are held in place with bungee cords. These are quicker to unload but take up more space.

Hope this helps. Geoff

lacasse
 

Hi Matthew, Everyone has their own way of doing backdrops. They are optional, and whatever way works for you is ok. I have built most of my modules with permanent backdrops 13” high from the bottom of the module. I also have built them in pairs so they can be nested together for transport. I have had very good results using ¾” paper clasps to hold them during transport and storage, quick and easy. Mike L.

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Just contemplating Skyboards...

1) How tall are your Skyboards? They all look about the same length on the modules I see in the photos.

2) How do you protect/transport your modules? I assume most people use Skyboards to nestle two modules together.

3) How do you protect/transport modules that don’t have Skyboards?

(Also kind of wondering if this email group will work for me)

Thanks!
-Matthew