Figure 6-52. - Hoisting with a gin pole.
1. Rigging. There are two methods of lashing a tripod, either of which is suitable provided the lashing material is strong enough. The material used for lashing can be fiber rope, wire rope, or chain. Metal rings joined with short chain sections and large enough to slip over the top of the tripod legs also can be used. The method described below is for fiber rope 1 inch in diameter or smaller. Since the strength of the tripod is affected directly by the strength of the rope and the lashing used, more turns than described below should be used for extra heavy loads and fewer turns can be used for light loads.Continue Reading