Thursday, April 19, 2012
So I decided to add some extra support to help with the load.
The idea was to use two bolt hose clamps for the poles. From these clamps, by which a cable is secured around the bolt on the clamp, and then run with a tensioner (turnbuckle) out to the end of the davit.
Assembly only took 2 hours. The swageing was made easy with the big heavy swageing tool that looks like bolt cutters. Turnbuckles were assembled with the wire to give tension to the support wire once installed.
Finally the copper swages were rapped in a self amalgamating tape.
The whole job took less than 2 hours, and I'm confident it will give the extra support I desire.