Thanks for the 5-stake tip. That's a great idea!
I don't have my original straps anymore, but if I recall, I think 40" is about the maximum limit on the pole length with the standard straps. (The strap in front of the vestibule is the critical one.)
Dale, I too am fond of this shelter -- I just wish it was 8 oz lighter. Though I've stayed dry with a small tarp/bivy combo many times, I'm always a bit nervous with that setup. My Hut withstood over 20 continuous hours of blowing rain on the Olympic Coast recently while others in our group had their double-wall tent soak through.