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    Of course, we're rope guys here, and capstan winches work great too. They have the advantage of being able to free fall, if that's something you want, or being let down quickly. Rigging a union purchase setup, or what's known as a Liverpool rigging, makes using them very fast work. There's also a capstan rigging trick some may not know, if you have one powered winch, but need to winch and hold the load on more lines than one, you can use a racheting bollard as a holding capstan. You take wraps on the holding capstan, then lead to the power capstan, and when you are done, you have the wraps in the holding capstan to hold the load. You can then tie off with a cleat or lighterman hitch, freeing up the power capstan to pull another line. So if you have a portable winch, you can get some racheting strap tie downs and run everything with one powered capstan.

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    College credit available with this thread
    Mastery is an illusion, grace a momentary gift, apprenticeship endless.

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    It outta be!

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    Lol I'm done, that's all I got I think
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    Kyle, these are fascinating posts. It'll take me several semesters to begin working my brain around some of this. Thanks for taking the time to put that together...you are a good presenter. I look forward to your thread when you build one of these at your place.

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    Good stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMc View Post
    I think it is fascinating, Kyle. Thanks for taking the time to lay it all out and explain things.

    Brian, there can be many other reasons besides fear, that guide how a business takes shape.
    I totally agree. I do dozens of jobs a year on small wooded islands where there are camps and houses but not any roads, or access for hydraulic machinery. I will sometimes have to bring out both the GRCS, Hobbs H2 and my gas powered Portable Winch to move, lift and lower pieces of wood.

    Too many people these days haven't a clue how to do old school rigging...such a shame. These are timeless skills that we need to pass on to the next generation so that they are not lost.

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    I agree completely, even though I'm the generation that needs to learn

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    That's the kind of stuff which I love to look at. Thanks.

    If you can edit some of the previous posts, the links for the pics don't work in the posts 3 and 55.

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