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post #8 of Old 07-04-2013
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Re: Going up the mast on a trailerable sailboat?

Originally Posted by PorFin View Post
You're also going to improve your odds of not having left the one tool you really, really need back on deck and out of reach (not that that's ever happened to me, of course )
Across the fairway from us is a Corbin 39- beautiful boat, great owners, has a circumnavigation under her keel. A serious crusing boat, with folding mast steps all the way to the mast head.
Monday morning, I watch the skipper step, unfold, climb, step, unfold, climb to the masthead, tool bag hanging from his safety harness. He was out of earshot, but i didn't need to hear anything to understand the one-handed tool bag search and the slumping shoulders, and could imagine the resigned sigh as he climbed back down the mast.

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