Hi Timbeal and others:

Timbeal I always put a snatch block at the base of the Gin Pole in my raisings, and then from there I used a single horse to do the main pull with men following up with pikes across the face of the bent.

I made the use of safety ropes that followed up with the bent and could at a seconds notice secure and hold the lift.

Thanks again for coming on with your pesonal experiences.