have done that, too - say a crew of four or five guys on the rope past the
snatch block...as a matter of fact Tom this is what we did at your buddy
King George's FL place a year or so ago when he was "going vertical"....
The last man farthest away from the tower then walking back closer to the
tower base to become the first versus last in the lifting line....and as he
moves away the new last man becomes the first man - watch walking on the
rope however - this could get ugly if you are not careful about that - those
of you who rock climb know what I am talking about!
----- Original Message -----
From: "jljarvis" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2002 8:54 PM
Subject: [Towertalk] here's one worth echoing
> Another trick is to use a snatch block at the bottom of the tower for the
> pull line from the gin pole. Enlist three or four volunteers and have them
> walk with the line away from the tower instead of hand-over-hand pulling.
> Less work and the crew gets progressively further from the tower and out
> harms way.
> Tom, K5RC
> A snatch block, for the non-sailors among us, clips to the tower, and
> can open or close around a line under strain. It's a perfect way
> to translate the ginpole pull from vertical to horizontal, at the
> tower base.
> Among other things, it keeps the ginpole load vertical, and minimizes
> bending loads on the ginpole tube. It also gets personnel out of
> the way of falling tools, and improves footing when pulling.
> Good point, Tom.
> Not only do I use 'em here...I carry one and a spare sheet in
> my sailing bag. A short sheet and a snatch block solve a myriad
> of problems.
> Jim N2EA
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