In a message dated 98-06-21 09:57:10 EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> Funny coincidence, but WB0W was an exhibitor at the Atlanta Hamfest
> yesterday. I looked over his gin poles, and they certainly appear hefty
> enough to do the job. One thing I did not like is the pulley at the top
> is not grooved, but flat. Using maybe 3/4" hemp line would probably be
> OK, but I wouldn't use than gin pole and any smaller synthetic line.
Right on, dude. The solid flat sheave is HEAVY plus it allows the rope
to rub against the side of the pulley body (rooster head). Both are big
minuses in my book. If someone can up with an appropriate sheave, how about
letting us know?
Cheers, Steve K7LXC
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