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Re: [TowerTalk] Cheap Winch Falacy

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Cheap Winch Falacy
From: David Gilbert <>
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 12:33:03 -0700
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History is full of examples of things that worked just fine right up 
until they didn't.  Good engineering is what tries to provide you with 
enough safety margin to keep you from becoming one of them.

Dave   AB7E

On 7/15/2010 12:14 PM, Dale M. Schwartz wrote:
> I use an inexpensive winch to TILT OVER my US Tower 55' flagpole. The tower 
> weighs about 800 pounds and the winch works great. They warn that it was not 
> designed for anything but pulling a boat on to a trailer, but it is rated at 
> 1500 pounds.  I'm sure the engineers will tell you reasons why you shouldn't 
> use this winch to LIFT heavy loads, but I can tell you it works just fine.

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