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post #6 of Old 08-21-2013
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Re: Going up the mast

Yeah, that's what it looks like from "up there", all right. Good photo.

Use two more people in the cockpit than you think you'll need.

If you have a flag halyard, it's handy for sending up what you forgot, or down what you don't have enough hands for.

Growing up, i never used a second halyard, just the main halyard and a boasuns chair. I was lucky. Please use two halyards.

I'd think about 170 as as much as any grinder should be asked to crank up the mast. 140 much better. I weighed about 130 when younger, so i was generally the one who found himself up at the masthead.
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