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Re: How much weight (bosun's chair) can a Catalina 22 mast support?

Stepping the mast trumps going aloft. Far fewer of those pesky, and potentially painfull, physics problems.
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Re: How much weight (bosun's chair) can a Catalina 22 mast support?

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The mast and halyards can handle the load. Unless you have at least a 3:1 purchase, you'll need two people to hoist you up.

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If you have to ask..........................

I have a Capri 22 and can tell you it is easy to lower the mast with two people. My wife and I have done it quite a few times.
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The sheave at the mast head may not be designed for that heavy a load.
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Re: How much weight (bosun's chair) can a Catalina 22 mast support?

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I have a 1985 Catalina 22. The halyards are half steel cable and half 3/8" line. Regardless of the composition of the halyards themselves, should a Catalina 22 mast be able to support the weight of a 190 lb person being hoisted in a bosun's chair?
Go to YouTube

Search on "stepping mast catalina 22", "lowering mast on catalina 22", etc.

You'll find a bunch of videos showing how to do it. It's really not bad.

Don't even think about going up the mast.

BTW, great little boat. Best of luck with her.

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