Darryl S. Waskow

A Quick and Simple Rigging System

 

The use of wire rope and related hardware is a time-consuming rigging process. Wire rope is difficult to work with because of its tendency to kink and unravel at the ends. Applying Nicopressm sleeves or cable clamps requires the careful use of special tools, and assembly is often either slow or faulty or both.

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FIGURE 1: TYING A WATER KNOT

A simpler and more flexible rigging system involves the use of webbing slings and carabiners. This system requires no tools, is adjustable and reusable, and makes quick connections possible. The carabiners’ wide opening and their self-closing gates allow ...

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