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bosun chair vs harness

Started this discussion. Last reply by Catboatchuck May 1. 4 Replies

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…Continue

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Catboatchuck replied to Jose-Maria Castro's discussion bosun chair vs harness
"I use a tree climbing harness."
May 1
Joe Goodrow replied to Jose-Maria Castro's discussion bosun chair vs harness
"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…"
Jun 17, 2013
Jose-Maria Castro replied to Jose-Maria Castro's discussion bosun chair vs harness
"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…"
Jun 7, 2012
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bosun chair vs harness

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? ThanksSee More
Jun 5, 2012
Mike H replied to Jose-Maria Castro's discussion bosun chair vs harness
"Have yo considered the MastMate climbing device that is rigged in the mast/mainsail slot ? Maybe have both types."
Jun 3, 2012
Jose-Maria Castro posted a discussion

bosun chair vs harness

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? ThanksSee More
May 31, 2012
Jose-Maria Castro is now a member of SeaKnots
May 31, 2012

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Profile Type:
Sailor
Homeport:
Tiburon
About Me:
Cruising salilor
Current location:
Tiburon, CA
Destinations visited:
San Francisco Bay Area, Long Island Sound, Florida Keys, River Plate
Looking to:
exchange information on sail equipment

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Shower water pump

Hey Folksanyone have any trouble with their shower water pump. I have a whale 220 slurper for the shower. it seems to be pushing and pulling water and not pumping out unless I mess with it. when I put my finger by the intake, it sucks then pushes doing nothing with the water.Any ideas?See More
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Will Papke replied to Will Papke's discussion Electrical problem- need help fast!
"Update: I checked my house bank batteries with a digital multimeter- battery 1 reads 13.3 volts, battery 2 reads 12.9. When I check the VDO it reads 10.7 for the main house bank. I turn on the charger and it runs for just a few minutes and turns off…"
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Electrical problem- need help fast!

I am leaving in 5 days on a two week sailing trip to the San Juan Islands and have just started having electrical problems! I am having a hard time figuring out what is going on.Problem: When on shore power I turn on the battery charger and when looking at the main battery voltage indicator on the VDO display, it does not increase like it used to telling me that the battery is being charged. I thought maybe it was a problem with the charger, but the bow thruster battery, and the engine battery…See More
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