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post #25 of Old 05-12-2012
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Mast (Climbing)- No Halyards

If the boat is new to you and has not been superbly maintained, there is another concern with climbing the mast. You don't have any idea if the standing rigging is in great shape. When you climb the mast you are putting a lot of weight high up. If a fitting gives way, you could be badly injured even though you never let go of the mast.
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