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What is this bizzare rig for?

I think this is a hammock chair? badass way to hang either way - Imgur

Any suggestions? this was spotted on the water I don't know where.

One suggestion is a rig for a handicapped sailor to enter/exit and access the rigging, but it doesn't seem right to me. Someone said the thing by the base of the mast is a wheelchair to support this theory, but the angles seem wrong -- I think it's a bicycle.

any ideas?
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Re: What is this bizzare rig for?

Definitely a bicycle. Download the photo and enlarge. The really weird part is that the boat appears to be moving. I see no anchor rode and the outboard is down with a small wake and a main sail flying.

I was actually shopping for a hammock chair earlier today.

An awful lot of rigging for a comfy chair. No one expects the comfy chair!
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Re: What is this bizzare rig for?

No boom on the main sail though. and the top of what appears to be the main sail is attached to the mast pulley where the jib should go. I think?
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Re: What is this bizzare rig for?

I knew immediately what that photo would be when I saw the heading. This photo has been around for years. It looks like fun to me. Just plain fun.
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Re: What is this bizzare rig for?

The chair has more rigging than the boat!
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Re: What is this bizzare rig for?

Isn't that how you are supposed to stand watch??
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Re: What is this bizzare rig for?

How to ensure a good anchor set?
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Re: What is this bizzare rig for?

I figured it out.
He lives on board and he just wanted to get away for a while.
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Re: What is this bizzare rig for?

Looks a nice place to sit either way. I've seen similar setups in the film industry for getting particular shots such as looking down on dolphins playing at the bow, the "sail" on there being to keep the chair stable instead of spinning around. Unlikely to be for that particular thing in this case, but that sort of idea anyway.
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Re: What is this bizzare rig for?

Awesome place to get stoned... of course if you are at anchor, or if someone else is sailing the boat!
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