Click here to download “Strength of pilot ladders and Intermediate Securing of Pilot Ladders (rev1)” Nov 2020
Click here to download the article “Pilot ladders” first published in the June 2020 edition of NZMPA’s magazine The Pilot
Some images from testing:
Rolling hitch damage to ladder
Thimble collapsed under load
Crush damage caused by synthetic line – test not taken to failure point.
Rolling hitch – cut itself
Choking Shackle on home made seized ladder using chocks and step from PTR Holland ladder.
Crimp cut open to see condition of rope – 2 year old ladder.