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Silent Option

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« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2009, 10:51:39 am »
The pole climbing strap would work.  I just think it would be less than safe because it can move or slide.  During this going on 2 and a half year overhaul I have been up several masts many many times and even in port the boat can get rocking quite a bit and that motion is really exaggerated at the top.

I would think about a safety harness around your torso with a short tether that could be attached to a hard point at the top.  You could still lean against it for hands free working but you would never fall or slip any farther than the tether let you.
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« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2009, 11:27:24 pm »
Yeah, that sounds nice.  I was thinking about the strap while climbing up and down just like they do on the power poles.

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« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2009, 12:28:14 am »
Bob has mast steps and uses a climbing harness (which is like, but less expensive than a rigger's harness) with ascenders when he goes up the mast.  He finds the bos'ns chair very uncomfortable.
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