Stus-List C&C30-1 climb to top of mast?
robertabbott at eastlink.ca
Tue Jun 9 09:18:12 EDT 2015
I have gone up masts using snap shackles many times, especially when the
shackle in on a wire halyard......while not the safest because of the
risk of them unintentionally opening, make it safe by tying the eye of
the shackle to the bosun's chair with a sail tie or a piece of rope.
Also, put a couple of wraps of electrical tape around the shackle.
You don't want to be tying bowlines in your wire halyard when there is
no need do it.
C&C 32 - 84
On 2015-06-07 10:00 AM, S Thomas via CnC-List wrote:
> I agree absolutely where snap shackles are concerned, but wire main
> halyards are seldom equipped with such devices.
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> *From:* Marek Dziedzic via CnC-List <mailto:cnc-list at cnc-list.com>
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> *Cc:* Marek Dziedzic <mailto:dziedzicmj at hotmail.com>
> *Sent:* Sunday, June 07, 2015 08:48
> *Subject:* Re: Stus-List C&C30-1 climb to top of mast?
> On the wire halyard you clip into the eye, rather than to the
> shackle. The idea is to eliminate as many single failure points as
> possible. Another point is that you don't want to hang on a device
> that can be easily opened (especially by mistake) - e.g. snap shackle.
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