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Topic - Climbing my yacht mast

Sam longley on 01 Nov 2012 - ip-87-82-215-3.easynet.co.uk
I have a yacht with a 14.5 m high mast. In the past friends have winched me up it in a bosuns chair but as i weigh 18 stone & am 65 years old this is a chore
If i was to try this on my own is there a set of equipment i can purchase to do it & where could i get training on how to use it( i live near southminster essex. Cm0 7ly.) & what items would i need to buy?
Most marine systems seem expensive or heath robinson.
I assume climbing harnesses are good for comfort. Everyone i have spoken to tell me that the one used by sailors- the spinlock- is really uncomfortable & cuts blood flow to the legs

Please do not say" forget it" as i have to solve the problem as i sail single handed a lot & go up the mast 3-4 times a year

Many thanks in anticipation
Sam longley
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