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post #10 of Old 01-06-2013
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Re: winching up the mast,

Get a 110v right angle power drill and a winch drill adapter. I've not done it myself, but seems like a cleaver idea.

The Cranker - a S.S. Sailboat Winch Drill Adapter Bit

Be absolutely sure to have a redundant halyard that the climber themselves can arrest an accidental descent. I like the prussic knot tied around a backup fixed halyard.

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