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Old 07-05-2014, 04:29   #1
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Boat: 1978 Cal 39 MKII Tall Mast
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Going up the mast

If anyone is looking for a good way to climb the mast safely and on your own, I thought I'd save you some internet searching. I just spent a few hours looking around and found this guy's website to be helpful:

Mast Climbing

He tested a few options and recommended one as his favorite. I adopted the same method. It cost me a couple hundred bucks, but now I can go up the mast myself, at sea, knowing if any part of the system fails it will still prevent me from falling.

Here's the specifics of my system with pictures and video:
Climb The Mast | 1978 Cal 39 MkII Sailboat

If you're too lazy to click the link, here are the componenets:
Bosun's Chair
Climbing Harness
Microscender
Ushba basic ascender
Webbing
2 Locking Carabiners

Enjoy!
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