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Re: Going up the mast on a trailerable sailboat?

SunnyD have you considered making a "test harness"? You'd need compatible connectors and a length of wire. With the mast lowered you could plug one end in to the base on the boat, the other end into the base at the mast. then you can test all day long from the comfort of ground level.
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Re: Going up the mast on a trailerable sailboat?

Uhh.. tip it over with the main halyard.
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Re: Going up the mast on a trailerable sailboat?

Ladder? Now where is the fun in that? I guess I could combine the two options and put on a harness attached to the halyard as a backup safety in case the ladder falls or I lose my balance. And here I go overcomplicating things again.

See, now I have three options. I still have to check the heights and see if there is a flat, safe place to put the base of a ladder but that could definitely work as well (at least for the initial inspection to determine the problem).
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Re: Going up the mast on a trailerable sailboat?

Just an update to my post a while back... ended up borrowing a bosun chair from a neighbor, and used the jib/main halyards to go up the stick (lost my spinnaker halyard). The boat was tied off to the dock so it didn't move much, and it was a calm day. I pretty much just pulled the main halyard while a helper pulled in the slack around a winch and through a cam cleat, and up I went.
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