Going up the mast - Page 3 - SailNet Community
 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 28 Old 08-24-2013
first sailed january 2008
 
northoceanbeach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: California
Posts: 1,409
Thanks: 17
Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: Going up the mast

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.
northoceanbeach is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 28 Old 08-24-2013
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Cranston, RI
Posts: 26
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
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?
tatracy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #23 of 28 Old 08-24-2013
s/v Tiger Lily
 
dvuyxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Washington, DC - Annapolis
Posts: 594
Thanks: 61
Thanked 18 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: Going up the mast

I have an ATN Top Climber for sale if anyone is interested.

Severna Park, MD
Pearson 35 - s/v Tiger Lily
dvuyxx is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #24 of 28 Old 08-25-2013
Crealock 37
 
sailak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Alaska
Posts: 620
Thanks: 17
Thanked 19 Times in 19 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Dock
Re: Going up the mast

Quote:
Originally Posted by tatracy View Post
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.

Dale

S/V Elnora
Pacific Seacraft "Crealock" 37 #312

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
sailak is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #25 of 28 Old 08-25-2013
old guy :)
 
rikhall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Fredericton, NB, Canada
Posts: 1,060
Thanks: 13
Thanked 14 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: Going up the mast

Quote:
Originally Posted by northoceanbeach View Post
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.

Rik

Irwin Citation 34
Mystery
rikhall is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #26 of 28 Old 08-25-2013
no longer reading SailNet
 
Alex W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,309
Thanks: 2
Thanked 140 Times in 133 Posts
Rep Power: 3
 
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.

I'm no longer participating on SailNet.
Alex W is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #27 of 28 Old 08-25-2013
Member
 
glymroff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Vermont
Posts: 96
Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
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.)

FWIW
glymroff is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #28 of 28 Old 11-25-2013
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Re: Going up the mast

Quote:
Originally Posted by northoceanbeach View Post
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
QUEST15 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Tags
climbing the mast

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Video from the top of the mast: repairing mast light wires jameswilson29 Gear & Maintenance 7 06-03-2013 03:45 PM
Tape under mast track to separate stainless from aluminum mast preservedkillick Gear & Maintenance 1 05-12-2012 01:37 PM
Installing aluminium mast steps on steel mast asivesind Gear & Maintenance 10 01-29-2012 10:05 AM
How to secure steaming light to mast with halyards inside mast. Eihli Gear & Maintenance 7 04-14-2009 03:11 PM
Deck Stepped Mast or Keel Steeped Mast??? tbeargladd General Discussion (sailing related) 36 11-14-2007 08:07 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome