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Im going up the mast to cut a fouled jib halyard and run a new line. Anything else I should make sure to inspect while I'm up there? Except my drawers of course, I check those when I get back down.

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Check your masthead light and any other lights you might have. When you get up ther inspect all the sheaves. See if the vhf antenna is nice and tight. While you're on the way up check the spreaders.

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Im going up the mast to cut a fouled jib halyard and run a new line. Anything else I should make sure to inspect while I'm up there? Except my drawers of course, I check those when I get back down.

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Quinn, this was a pretty good thread on the subject.


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Also, look at the shroud and stay terminals and tangs...and make sure they're in good shape.

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Didn't you hear.... that can make you go blind!
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Ditto what all the others have said. Make sure you listen to what Knotty has to say. He is the expert.

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I agree with the others - basically inspect everything. I`d also take a digital camera up and take pics of the masthead etc. That gives you a good reference for the future and lets you look at details you might not see while up there. You might want to take a few pics of the view as well.
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