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Re: The last 3ft (mast work)
You really think this would work for someone who is old, fat, bald, and ugly? Not to mention scared. ROTFLMAO
Depends how desperate the person is.
Just mentioning it as a possible technique for getting up high using the gear most sailors carry. Isn't easy, isn't fun. If your main halyard requires re-feeding thru the masthead sheaves, you gotta spend a little time with your nose over the truck.
I've done a little of that sort of aid climbing; top-stepping is tough on the abs and simply brutal on the thighs. Feels like you are carrying an 80lb pack. I ain't old, fat, or bald -- but ugly I am and scared I have been.
Aid climbing is nasty business. "Vertical freight hauling," with a side of "bad acid trip."
Albin Ballad 30, Fionn