If you had a ginpole with a 2 wheel block on top (never seen
one, myself. Do they exist?), you would reduce the load on each
run of line, proportional to the number of lines.
But the load on the axle is still the sum of the line-loads.
The compressive load on the ginpole itself is thus still the
same, and the out-of-column bending loads are the same.
From: "Mike Gilmer"<firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 12:16:03 -0300
Subject: [Towertalk] Re: mast disaster avoidance
I agree with most of N2EA's post except:
> Solutions using added pulleys still leave the same load on
> the ginpole material itself
This is not true. As has been oft-discussed on this reflector in the
past (and still misunderstood), judicious use of "added pulleys" can
reduce the total load on the ginpole.