{Stus-List} Bowline's Only.- Hood SeaFurl II Foil Repair

Bill Connon bconnon at globetrotter.net
Thu Nov 8 03:12:46 EST 2007


I use the snap shackles all the time when going up the mast but I tape 
them shut with several wraps of plastic electricians tape to make sure 
that they don't open.

Bill
Caprice 1

Steve Thomas wrote:
> A bowline is not the greatest way to go if you have wire halyards.
> Use what's there, and attach a spare.
> There really isn't any other way.
> 
>     ----- Original Message -----
>     From: dwight veinot <mailto:dwightveinot at hfx.eastlink.ca>
>     To: cnc-list at cnc-list.com <mailto:cnc-list at cnc-list.com>
>     Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 4:07 PM
>     Subject: Re: {Stus-List} Hood SeaFurl II Foil Repair
> 
>     You’re scared to go aloft…normal for most of us…make sure you have a
>     safety halyard attached to your chair as well as the primary…bowline
>     connections on the lines are the best …don’t rely on shackles
>     regardless…they are very strong but unpredictable and can open
>     accidentally….your fear will then be gone and if you trust your
>     buddies who got you up there in the first place you will be able to
>     do your work with some piece of mind
> 
>      
> 
>     Dwight Veinot
> 
>     1974 C&C 35, Alianna
> 
>     Head of St. Margaaret's Bay, NS
> 
>      
> 
>     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
>     From: cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com
>     [mailto:cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com] On Behalf Of Bob Moriarty
>     Sent: November 7, 2007 12:49 PM
>     To: cnc-list at cnc-list.com
>     Subject: Re: {Stus-List} Hood SeaFurl II Foil Repair
> 
>      
> 
>     Dennis,
> 
>     Do you go to the top of the mast with a forestay or backstay
>     temporarily replaced by a spare halyard? I'm not afraid of heights,
>     I'm just afraid of falling from heights. Actually, it's the landing
>     I fear.
> 
>      
> 






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