if you are using two pieces spliced why bother with the extension...
typically a splice is synonymous with failure point, eh?
Suspect you want to have about half of it in the tower and half of it
out of the tower - better to use a 16 footer and borrow a gin pole in my
You can fabricate a gin pole for this application if need be - be sure
to make it tall enough that you can elevate the middle to half the masts
length above the top of the tower - otherwise you will need
counterweights, etc. - and significantly will increase the "pucker
factor" (that is a direct quote from the list moderator re this type of
>Greetings. I need to get a 16ft mast down the center of a tower which is
>already standing. I don't have a gin pole available, and it's not feasible to
>remove enough braces to get it up from the bottom. I was thinking about two
>8ft sections of mast, which I could handle down the top or from the bottom
>without a problem. This is a non-rotating mast, the bottom will be clamped on
>a rotator shelf with a GM MC-10 mast adapter. I would like to use 2" alum
>Do they make mast couplers that would enable me to splice two sections
>Thanks - Jeff, WB2RUZ
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