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Old 06-06-2008
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swinging kids from the mast

It's approaching 100 degrees down here and not everyone in my family enjoys sailing for sailing's sake.

Some actually want to dive and swim off the boat. I'm thinking about fabricating some kind of carrier to run the spinnaker pole up the mast so it will extend out and allow a 90 lb kid (or his 190 lb father) to get some distance from the boat.




I'm thinking I could cut down some T-stock, ground smooth, covered with chafe tape slid up the mast on the main halyard, and hang the pole from the bottom of it.

What are the issues? The rigging and hardware on this boat is very beefy.
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