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    More pulleys, less winches!


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    We needed a 3:1 pulley system. A 3:1 pulley system is simply one long rope attached to the load (the elk – around the shoulders in our case), with the other end of the rope going through a pulley attached to the back of the truck bed, and that same rope end going through a 2nd pulley attached to the same point on the load. There needs to be enough rope length left to adequately pull from within the truck bed. Three ropes make a pull of 133 pounds. The pulleys are secured using a Prusik Hitch knot. I'll not detail how to tie this knot within this tip as it is not mandatory to use it. We also used carabiners as extra weight load safety but this is not mandatory as well.
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    Great job bluecat, that's a great job, I declare you the contest champ!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluecat View Post
    I've got some of the 4mm stuff. It's really really nice. But that pulley needs a deeper groove.

    Found this 3 mm (I/8 inch)Amsteel surfing around tonight. Not sure why I didn't see it on the other pages I was on. Now I think THIS is the smallest size, LOL It would be more than adequate for winching a deer. With a 2200 lbf (pound force) rating, I think that means over 800 pounds safe lifting load.

    https://www.westmarine.com/buy/--ams...id--P014895700

    Also, the generic stuff here (as best I know):


    EMMAKITES 100% UHMWPE Utility Cord Heavy Duty for Outdoor General Purpose

    Specification
    Material: 100% Black UHMWPE Fiber (Ultra High Weight Module Polyethylene)
    15 times stronger than steel in a weight to strength ratio.
    Compare to Dyneema, Spectra or Amsteel.
    Elongation at break: 4.8% Low stretch at break, high strength needed to break.
    Diameter-Tensile Strength-Net Weight
    1/8in·3mm - 2200lbf·1000kgf - 5.38Oz/100ft·5g/m

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...1ef1e805227d80

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    It's too slippery to hold a knot, but can be spliced, which if you're motivated isn't too hard to do. You might even be able to find somebody who will sell it spliced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swamp Fox View Post
    More pulleys, less winches!


    3:1 ----



    That's a neat little rig. You could add some more pulleys to that to make it even more powerful.

    "The whole concept of pulleys is fascinating." Archimedes
    I write English not so well, but this thin string for sewing or fabric-making my funny wheel getickles. Baron von Schtupp

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy b View Post
    Great job bluecat, that's a great job, I declare you the contest champ!!!!!
    Thanks billy b. Don't declare "Buck Lives Matter" the winner just yet. It's quality not quantity.
    I write English not so well, but this thin string for sewing or fabric-making my funny wheel getickles. Baron von Schtupp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swamp Fox View Post
    Carabiners instead of pulleys for weight saving. Wouldn't recommend this for anything heavier than a moderately heavy pack, though. LOL


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    I write English not so well, but this thin string for sewing or fabric-making my funny wheel getickles. Baron von Schtupp

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    I wish he would have showed the last part of that a little better. The part where he said he tied a slip knot and pulled it up. I'm kinda foggy on that.
    I write English not so well, but this thin string for sewing or fabric-making my funny wheel getickles. Baron von Schtupp

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluecat View Post
    That's a neat little rig. You could add some more pulleys to that to make it even more powerful.

    "The whole concept of pulleys is fascinating." Archimedes

    You'd just have to keep them all straight, LOL


    So, somebody check my math: If you could figure out how to add a single-channel pulley to a rig using a 4:1 multi-channel like the Cross Creek deer hoist, that makes it a 6:1?

    I'll sit down now and watch the blackboard ...

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    I just looked on their website. The elk hoist is 9:1 ratio. I opted for the heavier duty model.
    I write English not so well, but this thin string for sewing or fabric-making my funny wheel getickles. Baron von Schtupp

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