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Old May 30th, 2006, 11:21 PM   #79
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Originally Posted by Haggar
Basic mechanics, really.

Actually, you'd find thats an old-school method for recovery as well. I have used that method for getting vehicles off trailers and tow dollies and such:

Hook my straps together with a ratchet strap, and tie one side to said broken vehicle, and the other 6 ft up a tree. Ratchet as tight as possible, then sit with full weight on the middle of the strap.

usually with practical rope lengths, its a 10-50 x multiplication.

Of course, I've done some tightrope walking in my time, and understand the subject better than most..

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