There was a lot of discussion recently about knots, particularly the bowline
for making loops and using when the knot would remain under tension. I want
to use Phillystran to guy a 40 foot aluminum tower that I bought, and I'm
wondering if I can use bowline knots to secure the line around the thimbles.
I would definitely secure the line ends to the main line (maybe tape them?)
and the guys would be under constant tension so the bowlines shouldn't slip.
Secondly, with Phillystran, would I still include a turnbuckle in each guy
to allow for adjustment, tightening, etc?
Last, would I have to use an aluminum thimble at the tower so it would not
be disimilar metals?
Advice appreciated.... Jerry