So, I had a successful day! I came across a small pillow in our aft cabin
with a duck embroidered on the cover. It fit perfectly within my bosun's chair and I went aloft in comfort. I exchanged my old wire rope
with 10mm Endura and replaced two blocks for the run of my roller furling
All was well, but the real test came when I told Nancie how well the duck embroidered pillow worked as a rigging
tool. She said, "great"! There's always a risk when I commandeer something pretty as a functional tool. This may be a risk that many men
take; however, it was a good day for me!
Once again, thanks for all the great ideas and especially for the most simple added padding suggestion. So often the simplest answer does well. I might employ some of these other ideas in the future, but the little duck pillow was the quick and easy answer and far better & safer than taking a stand on the chair!