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Was up @ WM and saw this recall on Bosun chairs. The notice said there could be a failure at the D ring which could cause injury...........Duh, could also mess up your shirt when you hit the deck

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Are you implying that landing in s*&% would be the worst of your problems? (g) Either way, I suppose the falling is the easy part.
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The falling generally doesn't hurt much...it's the sudden stop at the bottom that really hurts.
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Rapid decceleration, it's called.
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Load test it before use. Get another adult (or two) to sit on it when it's about 1 ft from the ground. If it passes that test, it should not fail when aloft.
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Thanks for the heads up PDP .. I think I have this one: Professional Bosun’s Chair (West Marine Private Label Model/SKU #504969) bummer.
Here's the link: West Marine:
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Yikes, I've got one too.

Thanks PDP!

P.S. Folks, just to be clear, it's not only the Professional Boasun's Chair. Several models are included, including the Pocket Boasun's Chair.
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I have one too!!!!!!!

SD, to follow-up on yesterday, uh, you can go up the mast, I'll work the winch, no need for you to get a work out, you can just enjoy the ride!

By the way, we always made it SOP to not trust the D-ring, or the shackle on the halyard, plus, I always go up with a second line attached to a harness as a backup.
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Glad I bought the Harkin chair.
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