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Subject: [TowerTalk] Ginpole for 20 foot sections
From: (Mike Gilmer - N2MG)
Date: 13 Jun 2001 08:05:40 -0700
Steve, you are "half" right.

The lift effort is part of the overall load on the 
ginpole (everyone forgets this), so without any 
mechanical advantage there is 2X load weight applied 
to the ginpole.  If you employ a 3:1 advantage, and 
thereby reduce the lift force needed, you decrease the 
overall force on the ginpole.

73 Mike N2MG

On Wed, 13 June 2001, wrote:

> In a message dated 6/12/01 11:45:50 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
> writes:
> >  A 3:1 mechanical advantage block and tackle system does, indeed, relieve
> >  about 1/3 of the load on the gin pole, in addition to reducing the number 
> of 
> > bodies required on  the pull rope.
>     You sure? Isn't a hundred-pound load going to weigh 100 pounds no matter 
> how the block and tackle are set up? The load effort on the end of the rope 
> will be reduced but the dead weight of the load stays the same. You still 
> need a suitable ginpole. 
> Cheers,   Steve    K7LXC
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