On one of the coldest days in February we decided to inspect the rigging and re-tape the turn-buckles on the spreaders to the pins cannot fall out.
We have previously used a climbing harness which is the most uncomfortable device to wear so we upgraded to the Harken Bowson’s chair.
What is in a knot – well, when you hanging 60’ in the air I think it is fair to say ‘everything’, click here for a shot from the top of the mast when repairing the aerial, note the old sacrificial strip on the genoa.
Simple bowline is sufficient and then I put the shackle on too (not under strain). Used the cruising chute line as a safety line.