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05-08-2012 03:30 PM
Cruisingdad
Re: Sailor stranded up mast - solve this one!

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Originally Posted by Andyman View Post
Reminds me of the guy who up on his roof doing some work. It was a steep rood so he tied some rope around his waist and tied the other end to the bumper of his car. His wife didn't know what he was doing and at some she decided to drive to the store...you can figger out the rest of the story.
That is the FUNNIEST thing I hvae ever heard. Reminds me of Natl Lampoons when they ask where the dog is and the next scene is them driving down the highway with the leash and collar flooping behind from the bumper.
05-08-2012 02:52 PM
DivingOtter
Re: Sailor stranded up mast - solve this one!

thats why i climb with prussics.. nothing to get fouled..
03-16-2012 01:57 PM
zz4gta
Re: Sailor stranded up mast - solve this one!

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03-01-2012 05:14 PM
zz4gta pdqaltair

I'd like to be able to go up rigs on my own. I'm not a fan of carrying 200'+ of rope in a 4:1 tackle. What are your thoughts for hoisting a dedicated climbing line and using 2 ascenders? Looks like the ascenders are around $60 ea. plus the line, which I have no idea which kind to buy. My current method involves me tied into a climbing harness and having someone below help grind while I climb.

I like the dedicated climbing line b/c it will work better with the ascenders instead of stripped dyneema or 1/4" halyards on different boats.

Also, can I use that same climbing rope with a figure 8 and lower myself that way? Instead of having to slowly come back down with the ascenders?

And to the OP, I once was stuck up my own rig for a while when the person below got a bad override on the winch. Now I carry a knife and a tether to transfer the load if need be.
03-01-2012 03:28 PM
Barquito Also on a more serious note, reported in the latest Good Old Boat, one of their contributors died recently falling from the mast.
02-17-2012 10:01 PM
Dean101
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Originally Posted by sawingknots View Post
even though i'm not as young and strong as i once was i believe i could do a controled slide down a bare pole,i believe in my heyday i could have skinnyed up too,a few rub burns maybe but pride intact
I hear ya! The trick would be keeping the boom and the family jewels from meeting!
02-17-2012 07:29 PM
dabnis
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andyman View Post
Reminds me of the guy who up on his roof doing some work. It was a steep rood so he tied some rope around his waist and tied the other end to the bumper of his car. His wife didn't know what he was doing and at some she decided to drive to the store...you can figger out the rest of the story.
Oh my, that will give me nightmares. In my case my wife didn't know I was hanging there she just happened to come out to see how it was going. Her first instinct was the knife. I was about 20 feet from the ground, that would have made a mark.

Dabnis
02-17-2012 07:18 PM
sawingknots even though i'm not as young and strong as i once was i believe i could do a controled slide down a bare pole,i believe in my heyday i could have skinnyed up too,a few rub burns maybe but pride intact
02-17-2012 07:10 PM
Dean101 I think I would have showed the fire brigade a thing or two about sliding down a pole before I would let them sink my boat. I'm sure the rash would heal eventually...
02-17-2012 06:54 PM
Northeaster In all seriousness though, PDQ brings up something to think about, before one goes aloft again. For example, you may have 3 or 4 "spare" halyards on the mast, any of which could be used to descend on, with a spare biner, descending device and/or the proper knowhow to make a munter hitch, and transfer your weight to the spare line. (with another spare line attached as a backup vis a prusik knot). But, and this is a "big but", if they are all fastened hard at the mast base and tensioned (per normal), then you will not be able to use them to desend on, as you will not be able to get any slack in them to make a munter hitch, or pass through a rapell device.
So, make it a habit to loosen a couple of halyards, with at least a foot of slack (and make sure the other end is tied off safely.
Practice going up the mast 3 or 4 ft off the ground and pretend to be stuck. Now, do you have the spare equipment and knowhow to transfer safely and descend (and at no time trusting your weight to only one line ( ie no backup).
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