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post #21 of Old 05-09-2012
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Re: Mast (Climbing)- No Halyards

Originally Posted by Domknotty View Post
Then there is this idea, rent an arborist. Most tree trimming companies have a 40 foot lift bucket and very few would ever turn down a chance to make money. If they do not have a handy lift or you cannot get close enough to their truck to do any good, I would suggest the arborist make the climb, a mast is a simple climb with the right gear. When the job is completed, pay and tip the climber very well, doing so will possibly earn you a mast monkey for life. Fact is despite the couple news worthy events a year of someone falling from their mast, people have been climbing mast for a thousand years. Safety and a redundant safety are a must. If they know what they are doing they will already have the gear they need. Other "climbers" include linemen, recreational rock climbers, and professional search and rescue climbers. Ask around and make connections. Bottom line, it's just a mast.

Good post. While I believe everyone should be capable of doing any task on a boat. There is no harm in hiring a "professional" to do a task that if you make a mistake will kill you. And these jobs always can use a few extra bucks. (and extra practice)

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