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12-04-2011 01:00 PM
celenoglu A bosuns chair should reach the top if properly rigged. The connection should be shortest.

Wireless indicators work great if you do not carry a telephone on the boat. The telephone signal generally kills the signals.
12-04-2011 12:48 PM
Rockter Faster :


That foot-strap system looks ideal. Rather pricey though, for such infrequent use. I will look at it. Thanks.

I have my Windex up there, so I have some directional feedback.

It would be nice to have the windspeed also, methinks.

12-04-2011 12:43 PM
Faster Would one of these help?

ATN Sailing Gear- Mastclimber | Sailing Equipment

The wireless systems are very interesting concepts.. it would be nice to know how often the batteries would need replacing... although I think they are also solar powered.

Pricey, though.
12-04-2011 12:40 PM
Minnewaska There are solutions to getting higher in the chair. Install one step on mast. Hang a step from the spin block. Use those webbing step, cant think of their name. All versions allow you to get there in the chair and use the step at top. Good luck.
12-04-2011 12:33 PM
Rockter The Bosun's chair does not allow me to get my hands high enough to get the drill perpendicular to the mast top surface.
I don't have mast steps.
I guess I will have to wait, or someone is going to kill themselves dropping 45 ft, or so.

12-04-2011 12:30 PM
Minnewaska Agreed, totally corrupted readings when under way, so what's the point of having it. I would just as well tie some yard to the shrouds, if you need a short term solution.

You don't have to drop the mast. Get a bosuns chair. Edit: I see you posted about your chair while I was typing. There are solutions to getting higher in your chair too. Maybe install step at the top, use your chair to get there. Would be handy.
12-04-2011 12:28 PM
Rockter Faster :

I could only use one of those masthead wireless systems, could I?
They are called Tictack, or something like that.
I cannot thread a conductor down the mast with the mast stepped.

12-04-2011 12:26 PM
Rockter celenoglu :

Yea, I know that you are right, deep down.
Are they ever seen anywhere but at the masthead?
It is so difficult to maintain them up there, and my bosun's chair does not lift me high enough to drill the mast top for such a fitment.
I will have to wait for the mast to be dropped next time.

12-04-2011 12:26 PM
Faster Unfortunately that's true... you'll be in the wind spoil of the rig, and too close to the surface for the indication to be of much use..

Rather than spend any money on that particular installation, how about hiring someone to go up and do it properly in the first place? Or a friend/marina hand that can do it reasonable?
12-04-2011 12:02 PM
celenoglu The speed will not be correct, because it should be the speed 10 meters above sea level. The direction will be the direction of the sails not the wind. The only proper position is top of the mast.
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