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Re: [TowerTalk] Best tower for salt environment

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Best tower for salt environment
Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 23:58:34 EDT
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Hollow tube towers of any kind can and always will have a problem of  
possibly rusting from the inside out. Pyrod solid leg tower seems like an  
choice but a good one around salt water. Those bolt together flat iron  
type..Titan or Trylon? might be a good choice too..solid flat and L shaped 
bracing and legs. I think the more heavy duty type SSV towers and the like too  
are not thin enough to worry about rust weakening problems. I am no engineer,  
but have plenty of common sense and mechanical know how. I own 2 crank 
ups,,,,  if the cables ever snap..oh well, I won't be on it. You can't buy a 
life can  you? Not that this previous recent accident had to do with rusty 
sections  but makes you kinda think how sad it must have been to be this guys 
who  watched that whole mess unfold. The more bad things I read, the happier I 
am not  having to climb past 25 ft or so, after the tower sections are blocked 
up on  4x4's that is. Crank ups are much easier and safer to visually check 
them than  guyed tower. 
           Good luck with  your project, Pete NA2P

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