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Old 17-07-2014, 03:28   #1
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View From The Top Of A Tall Ship

Not a bad climb either.

View from the top of a tall ship. [VIDEO]

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Didn't know sailing involved mountain climbing.
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Re: View From The Top Of A Tall Ship

Imagine trying to get a basket/litter on deck for a MEDEVAC from a helo in a storm.

It's amazing how big they seem on deck and tiny from the tops of the masts.
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Re: View From The Top Of A Tall Ship

I went up the mast on S/V Star Clipper while we were on the Pacific side of Costa Rica. Exhilarating!

I wish I'd done the same on S/V Royal Clipper when we were in the Caribbean, but hesitated (climbing disability)... and then when I'd determined I could really do it (after watching how it worked)... I ended up making the decision too late and didn't get the chance.

It's a wonderful view from way up there, and the platforms weren't even all the way up the masts!

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Didn't know sailing involved mountain climbing.
Some similar skills. I used to crew on the ELISSA. Main mast 105'.

No roller furling on traditional tall ships. The command is "ALOFT & FURL!".
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Some similar skills. I used to crew on the ELISSA. Main mast 105'.

No roller furling on traditional tall ships. The command is "ALOFT & FURL!".

In this example would the command be "ALOFT & UNFURL" ?

Watching her climb up so relatively easy makes me realize I need to get my azz to the gym more often.
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Re: View From The Top Of A Tall Ship

Add a gale + a 60 degree roll to that climb. That "M" flag is the Morgan house flag. Have my prized Mystic hat with the symbol.
Her steering is interesting. The wheel and pedestal are mounted on the forward end of the tiller, and move thru the arc with the tiller. Endless Manila steering cables run from the drum, thru turning blocks, out to hull and back to dead-end on the tiller face.
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Makes me wonder about, back however many hundreds of years ago when sailors had to climb in whatever the weather was, minus the fall protection, how many crew were blown off those masts and gone forever....Yikes!!

Brace yourselves, laddies!
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Makes me wonder about, back however many hundreds of years ago when sailors had to climb in whatever the weather was, minus the fall protection, how many crew were blown off those masts and gone forever....Yikes!!

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My highest, in a Bosun's chair, on a single h'yard is 185ft.
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Great video
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Is peeing yourself out of fear socially acceptable when climbing something like that? If so then I'll give it a go. If not then ummmm I have a back injury and can't climb. Ya that's it a back injury
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Not a bad climb either.

View from the top of a tall ship. [VIDEO]

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We just visited the Morgan in Mystic on Sunday... what a wonderful coincidence to find this video here today. Thank you for posting this!
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Is peeing yourself out of fear socially acceptable when climbing something like that? If so then I'll give it a go. If not then ummmm I have a back injury and can't climb. Ya that's it a back injury
+1 and thanks for Depends. Speaking of which, that is a long trip to the head.
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