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Boat work is never done

Just when I thought my list of boat work is pretty full, I jinxed it. In a recent storm my VHF antenna got blown off clear. The antenna base is in place, but the actual whip is missing. How the heck can that even happen?

Anyway, I guess now I have to finally learn to use ascenders and get to the top of the mast. I am not particularly looking forward to that.
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Was it a wire whip or a fibreglass cane?
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Wire whip. I just found a replacement whip for sale, so I guess that's an admission that whips can break off. Well, now I know better.
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I think a wire whip is more likely to come unscrewed that break off. But it depends on the type. Anyway it would bend first.
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Well, this happened sometime during last week. It was up there and straight a week ago. I guess I'll see what happened when I get there
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"Boat work is never done.."

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Considering my ratio of working vs. sailing - no, I'd be surprised more if everything worked fine, especially on my boat
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Lol, ya, the phrase 'boat work is never done' means something entirely to me. It means I never do it. hahaha.
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I guess now I have to finally learn to use ascenders and get to the top of the mast. I am not particularly looking forward to that.

I just hope you can figure out how to descend once you get up there
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