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Re: Mast work

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Originally Posted by egent View Post
I am hoping to replace the masthead/foredeck light Saturday on my c&c 36. I bought a Harken Deluxe Bosun chair from West marine. My question is the the manual state a max weight of 220 lbs, and I am a bit more then that. How conservative is the manuals weight limit? Also would anyone be available, if the weight is conservative to help my wife take me up and down the mast?

Thanks for any advice and or help you all can give me.

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The weight is probably conservative. However, it will be a work out getting you up the mast.

Do you have self tailers?
Can you hire the crane at your yard to bring you up? For a few bucks it's so much faster, easier and a bit safer.
Use a second halyard as a safety backup.
Pick a very calm day, any movement is magnified by the length of the mast.
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