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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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