Figure 6-50.Lashing for a gin pole.
form a clove hitch over the top of the pole next to the
tackle lashing, and be sure the guy lines are aligned in
the direction of their anchors.
c. Lash a block to the gin pole about 2 feet from
the base of the pole, the same as was done for the tackle
lashing at the top, and place a cleat above the lashing to
prevent slipping. This block serves as a leading block
on the fall line which allows a directional change of pull
from the vertical to the horizontal. A snatch block is the
most convenient type to use for this purpose.
d. Reeve the hoisting tackle and use the block
lashed to the top of the pole so that the fall line can be
passed through the leading block at the base of the gin
e. Drive a stake about 3 feet from the base of
the gin pole. Tie a rope from the stake to the base of the
pole below the lashing on the leading block and near the
bottom of the pole. This is to prevent the pole from
skidding while it is being erected.
f. Check all lines to be sure that they are not
tangled. Check all lashings to see that they are made up
properly, and see that all knots are tight. Check the
hooks on the blocks to see that they are moused
properly. The gin pole is now ready to be erected.
2. Erecting. A gin pole 40 feet long can be raised
easily by hand, but longer poles must be raised by
supplementary rigging or power equipment. Figure
6-51 shows a gin pole being erected. The numbe of men