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[TowerTalk] Gin Pole Rope

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Gin Pole Rope
From: (Roy Maull)
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 14:48:36 +0100
At 22:54 20/06/98 -0500, you wrote:
>While we have the thread going on gin poles lets talk rope.  What does
>the multi-tude recommend for the rope.  Size and type?
>I just bought some 55G and need to lift these monsters.
>I have a couple hundred feet of 1/2" stuff I bought from builders square
>for my 25g but don't trust it on 55g.
>Thanks in advance.
>Richard Thorne - N5ZC (ex KA2DSY, N2BHP, WB5M)
>Amarillo, TX
>Home Page:
        Some advice from a beached sailor.  Use low stretch braided Dacron
in the largest size you can afford to buy.  The larger the diameter of the
line, the easier it is to hold on to.
        Most of the line that you can get from a local hardware or home
repair store will be nylon, and that stretches way to much for lifting heavy
objects.  You may be able to find the right stuff at a marine store near
you.  If they don't have the heavier line, they or you can mail order.  In
fact, mail order from one of the larger marine supply houses just might be
cheaper than local.
        GL with the project.

     73.. Roy  N8YYS
  Keep West Virginia beautiful.. Grow ALUMINUM!!

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