> Roger et all,
> The serving did not secure the loop in the EHS. It only provided a
> smooth transition of the dead end to the main line. Rather than just
> lay the dead end of the loop on the run, we separated the strands of the
> end and wrapped them around the main one at a time, tapering from the
> first to the last. This eliminated the step that was produced by
> the dead end against the main. Later they gave us compressible sleeves
> that we put on the main first then terminated the EHS around the thimble
> and secured it clamps (sometimes as many as 6 per termination), then we
> slid the sleeve over the dead end and crimped it to provide the smooth
> transition. The serving was classy looking but tore up my hands and
> probably gave me some kind of permanent damage from all the cuts from
> the zinc that flaked off in chunks.
> My 1984 Rohn manual has some pictures I can copy and scan if my
> semi-literate explanation is not clear enough :^).
> Clint - W5CPT
I looked in one of my old Rohn catalog and found the page. Not the same
thing as I remembered from my seafaring days! What was the purpose in
doing this if other than just looks?
Remember the USS Liberty (AGTR-5)
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