In a message dated 7/20/2010 7:46:57 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> Ok... I'm not impressed with the F-12 method of securing the over head
truss line to the 2" mast.
> The F-12 method consist of looping the 1/8" SS truss cable
through the "U" portion of a standard
U-clamp.. with the saddle on the back end of the mast. While this method
works, it's an absolute
bitch to get some tension on the truss line. IE: you have to push up on
the U bolt.. and hold it there, then tighten the U bolt.
The first time I encountered this method, I wasn't totally impressed.
But after installing dozens of them over the years with no failures, I've
accepted it as simple and reliable. F12 uses 7x19 wire rope so it suffers
little damage in use.
Yes, sometimes it takes a little grunting to get it up and tight but
it's worth it.
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