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I send my wife up.
She kind of likes it.
I don't like heights.
She's better with tools than I am anyway.
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I send my wife up.
She kind of likes it.
I don't like heights.
She's better with tools than I am anyway.
There's something to be said for sitting in the cockpit with a good scotch while acting as the belay man and keeping an eye out for threatening bikinis. It's all about safety.
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I send my wife up.
She kind of likes it.
I don't like heights.
She's better with tools than I am anyway.
Love it!

Dave, glad to hear all turned out well and thanks for the reminder.

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I always go up on TWO halyards.
Yeah, I can't imagine going up without some type of redundancy. In the past, I've always gone up with two halyards. This last time, I ascended the Spinn halyard and used the boom lift as a safety.

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I too use 2 halyards and only go up when I cant find someone lighter than me (everybody)

Dave toooooo much of you own goodcooking

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In a past life, I was a rigger... never went up on spinnaker halyards unless that was the only option.
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Yeah, I can't imagine going up without some type of redundancy. In the past, I've always gone up with two halyards. This last time, I ascended the Spinn halyard and used the boom lift as a safety.

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Actually I do use the boom topping lift, if there is one. I like the extra height it provides.

BTW - I also use a bowline with a safety hitch and then clip in the shackle; the weight is on the bowline. I know some use the double figure eight. I am usually teaching when I go up so I do not want to have to teach another knot; 10 is enough.

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Since I have a smaller boat with a deck-stepped mast, I built a gin pole to drop the mast. Just mentioning the idea of going up in a Bosun's chair sends my wife into cold sweats.

By the way, WTF were you doing pulling your camera out as the block was cracking???!!! I hope you had a spare pair of undies to change into afterwards.


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I too send the lil brown girl up the mast. She climbs those steps like a monkey, and never puts any pressure on the halyard. It worries me to just look up the mast from the deck. Although I have gone up in an emergency without thinking. That is until I was up, the work was done, and I looked down........i2f
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