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Anyone have any experience with this bosun's chair: Deluxe Bosun's Chair

Before buying, I'd like to make sure it is well made, and won't let me down too quickly.
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You may find that many of the members here are fans of climbing harnesses and similar gear such the TopClimber.
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Boasun's chair--

1 piece of 1/2 plywood--6"x20"
1 length of 3/8" dacron line--12 ft

Drill holes in each corner of plywood, thread line through, make loop for halyard, and you're ready.
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Terrible thought process, but that is inexpensive for a good chair. Could be a value. It could be like buying a discount parachute. Wish I knew which it was.
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I have used a home made board type chair for years, and while I have had several others, it is still my favorite if I am going to be aloft for any time at all.
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while i have a harness, i have used two models similar to the one you are asking about--but dont know if they were the same brand. one of the two had velcro on the pockets (i just use a mini backpack worn backwords for my kit, you see the strap in my avatar), and the other didnt. i found that without the velcro the pockets were basically useless, as you dont want to bonk the man 'on belay' in the head with a wrench or whatever...or your deck for that matter. you could probably add your own velcro if you wanted to... for and extra thirtyish bucks i would lean toward this guy with the seperate tool pouch.

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I like to have a separate bag in a line that can be raised and lowered. For example when changing an anchor light, I do not know which bulb it is, not which screwdriver or other tools I need. (Remember, I am on a boat provided by the sailing school.)
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Does the webbing go down under the seat? Relying on the physical strength of the stitching alone is foolish on a bosun's chair. Another, relatively inexpensive option is a rock climbing harness.
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Anyone have any experience with this bosun's chair: Deluxe Bosun's Chair

Before buying, I'd like to make sure it is well made, and won't let me down too quickly.
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