> > If you are lifting a 100lb weight with one pulley at the top, you
> > need 100+ lbs on the other side to lift it. I would then say
> > that there is 200+lbs of weight on the pulley.
> > If you are lifting a 100lb weight with 2 pulleys at the top and
> > one on the load, then you have a mechanical advantage and
> > need only 1/3 of 100+ lbs to lift the weight (I think that that is
> > correct, but it is a lot less) Therefore, the total weight on the
> > pulley is 100lbs plus the reduced amount hence less.
Yes! 33lb to lift so total force on ginpole is 133lb. A 66lb reduction!
73 Mike N2MG