Thanks to everybody who replied.
I should have been more specific, I'm erecting a fixed mast, then
removing the old one.
What I have done is bought a winch from Machine Mart and 8mm steel rope
from the local agricultural merchants.
Now for some hard work.
On Sat, 2014-08-02 at 10:53 +0100, gm4byf@...
I am not sure where you are located. I got a very good one at a
reasonable price from the yacht chandler/supplier near here –
Sent: Sunday, July 27, 2014 8:00 PM
Subject: Re: [ukmicrowaves] Winch
There was one in this months rad com small adverts!
On 25 Jul 2014 20:52, "David david.g6feo@... [ukmicrowaves]"
Can anybody suggest a supplier for a hand winch, or has
somebody got one
I have realised that to raise my new mast safely the rope and
have are not good enough.
Hence the need for a winch.
Each mast section weighs about 180kg, hence the wire rope
needs to be
rated at least to 500kg, and 50m long, the total height of the
Any help or advice appreciated.