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11-25-2013 04:09 PM
QUEST15
Re: Going up the mast

Quote:
Originally Posted by northoceanbeach View Post
I just saw a guy going up his Capri 25 solo. He had a soft ladder made of what looked like seat belt material. I thought it was one of the best ideas. He just ran it up a halyard and climbed.
I have a Dehler 25 and I use a self made device to climb the mast by the mast track. Verry stable and safe .
See me climbing solo on
08-25-2013 04:49 PM
glymroff
Re: Going up the mast

There is another thread somewhere on SN indicating you can source the separate pieces (harness, ascenders, etc) cheaper going directly to a sporting goods store (EMS, REI, etc.)

FWIW
08-25-2013 02:46 PM
Alex W
Re: Going up the mast

That is the mast mate.

Also note that the ATN Top Climber and ATN Mast Climber are not the same. The former is the newer model. I don't know all of the differences, but I think you can find them on ATN's website.
08-25-2013 02:25 PM
rikhall
Re: Going up the mast

Quote:
Originally Posted by northoceanbeach View Post
I just saw a guy going up his Capri 25 solo. He had a soft ladder made of what looked like seat belt material. I thought it was one of the best ideas. He just ran it up a halyard and climbed.
Did it look like this?



I have one and like it.

Rik
08-25-2013 02:04 AM
sailak
Re: Going up the mast

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Originally Posted by tatracy View Post
Sailak, on your setup, do you have a secondary line attached to the top block, or single halyard supporting all weight at top of the mast. I like this idea, but wondering if there's a SPOF at the top block that you've addressed?
On the former boat (fractional rig) only a single halyard. With the new boat I would be able to use two halyards to "safety" the block and tackle rig, however I now have mast steps so will just climb and use halyard as fall protection.
08-24-2013 06:09 PM
dvuyxx
Re: Going up the mast

I have an ATN Top Climber for sale if anyone is interested.
08-24-2013 04:47 PM
tatracy
Going up the mast

Sailak, on your setup, do you have a secondary line attached to the top block, or single halyard supporting all weight at top of the mast. I like this idea, but wondering if there's a SPOF at the top block that you've addressed?
08-24-2013 03:47 PM
northoceanbeach
Re: Going up the mast

I just saw a guy going up his Capri 25 solo. He had a soft ladder made of what looked like seat belt material. I thought it was one of the best ideas. He just ran it up a halyard and climbed.
08-23-2013 10:30 PM
Lubrdink
Re: Going up the mast

Our dockmate Michael up the mast.

08-23-2013 04:56 PM
glymroff
Re: Going up the mast

ATN worked for me quite well. Also used alternate safety line to harness.
Concur w/ no one under you. I have the admiral on a winch taking up slack on the safety line. Only one burning energy is me. Flag or spinaker line for tool bag/hoist for the things that are ALWAYS forgotten :-)

Got it used at Bacons, looked like it was tried maybe once! It does take some practice but once you 'get it', it works great.

I hated the bosun's chair.
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