I spent way too much time going over formulas at the beginning of this chapter.   Tomorrow I will blog about them some.     But it got late while I went down the rabbit hole of 1/4″  to 1/2″ IWRC cables……    and efficiency of splices.

We tend to use 3/8″ cable to hang 1-ton motors.   Really we should be using 1/2″ when you work in all the factors.     I ran the numbers on some hitches I have seen and really 3/8″ does not fit into the 5:1 ratio.