How many sailor's does it take to change a light bulb? ......three,- one at the winch
, one to tail, and one in the chair! I went up today to change my anchor
light and install some new LED spreader lights. I'm comfortable with the height, but while in my chair I'm expending much energy, not unlike isometric exercises, keeping my upper body forward to my work and using my legs against the mast
to keep me close to the work. My chair fits me like a large diaper with a stong board at the seat with the halyard
tied at rings near my sternum. I also wear a harness with a safety
line, but there is no stress on the harness except in an emergency
. I'm unable to do good work aloft because after about ten minutes I'm shaking from muscle fatigue trying to maintain my position and my legs are suffering from the poor circulation from the pressure of the front edge of the board. There must be a boatswain's chair that is better. I need something that doesn't sap my energy. Please give me some suggestions.