SeaKnots

Hi, I am looking for the best alternative to climb the sail mast. My final list puts ATN mastclimber and the Brion Toss harness. I see the ATN practical in that one could auto ascend. On the other hand I understand when close to the top the metal parts gets to close with the mast causing some minor scratches to the mast. On Brion's it looks really nice, does anybody have experience in setting up a device for auto ascending. What sort of arrangement would that be? Thanks

Views: 358

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Have yo considered the MastMate climbing device that is rigged in the mast/mainsail slot ? Maybe have both types.

Not for me at my age. Thanks for the suggestion. However, I finalized by ordering the Brion Toss, solid construction, significant redundancy with the safety aspects, a well conceived and manufactured product. The only issue is the salty price, but I have to admit second to none. 

Hey guys,  Before you go out and spend a few hundred dollars and more on a mast climber, Check out the "EasyClimb"  I saw a video on YouTube that explains how to make one and I did it. I made my EasyClimb for about 30 dollars. and guess what? It works as advertised. It's easy.  I'm adding the link to the Youtube video enjoy.   Easy Climb Video: http://youtu.be/tLoG0Zg8yOo

I use a tree climbing harness.

RSS

Latest Activity

vgbh cfrd posted a status
4 hours ago
Jon Overvold joined Ben's group
Nov 5
Jon Overvold posted photos
Nov 5
Jim Malone commented on Ann Marie's photo
Thumbnail

AM1

":-) Great sailing photo of a great Captain"
Nov 5
Davis Golding commented on Bradley A Destache's group Cal Sailboats
"Hello, after looking seriously at a 1974 Islander 36 that required a lot of work, I am now looking at a 1984 CAL 35 MKII which is in excellent condition. Should anyone have any words of advice on what they particularly like and dislike about the CAL…"
Nov 5
Davis Golding joined Bradley A Destache's group
Thumbnail

Cal Sailboats

A place for the Cal owners to talk about anything from there day sail to their bottom paint.
Nov 5
Profile IconJohn Perez, Davis Golding and Jon Overvold joined SeaKnots
Nov 5
vgbh cfrd posted a status
""
Nov 5
ADVERTISE ON SEAKNOTS CONTACT US AT: 
candrac@sailforwater.com

© 2017   Created by CAN DRAC.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service