Dave Yanke (n9ssg@POBOX.COM)
Sun, 12 Jul 1998 19:33:50 -0500
Gather 'round to hear what Mark Arend said at about 17:07 on 12 Jul 98,:
> Our Troop is going to replace the worn flag & rope on the Churches
> flagpole. Two questions: What would be the best, longest lasting rope to
> use? And what's the best way to replace the old rope with the new? I
> don't want to loose the old rope & then figure out how to get someone up a
> 35 foot pole to re-string it. Thanks.
A Mil spec Dacron (TM) is UV resistant to help it from drying out and getting
brittle. It also resists mildew very well. It can be had for about $8 or so for 100 ft
depending on what diameter you want. Try any store that sells climbing gear,
otherwise I can give you some mail-order sources.
Someone might have other ideas, but getting thru the pulley at the top is a
trick. The easiest way I have found is to get a hold of some bailing wire or
dental floss. You sort of lash the two ropes, end of the old and end of the new,
and pull it thru. Being very careful when you get to the pulley. You'll only get
one shot if they pull apart.
Having said all this, the pulley probably could use some service. You might
want to get up there to lube it anyway.
Let me know if you need mailorder sources
Support bacteria - It's the only culture some people have.
Dave Yanke - N9SSG
PGP Key ID 95299BA1. Email with subject 'send n9ssg pgp' for key
PGP Fingerprint: 4A 4D 54 3C 2D 27 8D 19 69 42 2E D7 BF 80 10 40
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City