Originally Posted by jameswilson29
.....To me, this is further evidence of the "wimpification" of our culture.
Come on boys and girls, make your way up to the mast, even if you have to crawl on hands and knees, crying all the way........
Do you still hand crank your car? Refuse an elevator to the 10th floor? Take the train over the plane?
I don't see why not take advantage of a modern convenience, when there isn't a particular advantage of doing it the old way.
Of course, if one is unable or unwilling to go to the mast, that's a problem. I had to go out to unfoul the main halyard down in the BVI in 8 ft seas north of Virgin Gorda, even though it was lead to the cockpit. One should not be fully reliant on the new tech.