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I just saw a guy going up his Capri 25 solo. He had a soft ladder made of what looked like seat belt material. I thought it was one of the best ideas. He just ran it up a halyard and climbed.
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Going up the mast

Sailak, on your setup, do you have a secondary line attached to the top block, or single halyard supporting all weight at top of the mast. I like this idea, but wondering if there's a SPOF at the top block that you've addressed?
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I have an ATN Top Climber for sale if anyone is interested.
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Re: Going up the mast

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Sailak, on your setup, do you have a secondary line attached to the top block, or single halyard supporting all weight at top of the mast. I like this idea, but wondering if there's a SPOF at the top block that you've addressed?
On the former boat (fractional rig) only a single halyard. With the new boat I would be able to use two halyards to "safety" the block and tackle rig, however I now have mast steps so will just climb and use halyard as fall protection.
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Re: Going up the mast

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I just saw a guy going up his Capri 25 solo. He had a soft ladder made of what looked like seat belt material. I thought it was one of the best ideas. He just ran it up a halyard and climbed.
Did it look like this?



I have one and like it.

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Re: Going up the mast

That is the mast mate.

Also note that the ATN Top Climber and ATN Mast Climber are not the same. The former is the newer model. I don't know all of the differences, but I think you can find them on ATN's website.
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Re: Going up the mast

There is another thread somewhere on SN indicating you can source the separate pieces (harness, ascenders, etc) cheaper going directly to a sporting goods store (EMS, REI, etc.)

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Re: Going up the mast

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I just saw a guy going up his Capri 25 solo. He had a soft ladder made of what looked like seat belt material. I thought it was one of the best ideas. He just ran it up a halyard and climbed.
I have a Dehler 25 and I use a self made device to climb the mast by the mast track. Verry stable and safe .
See me climbing solo on
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