|My brother being our mast-climbing guinea pig with the harness|
Last weekend Ron went up the mast to replace our old anchor light fixture with a new LED one and came down in a total tizzy. Forget the fact that the new fixture didn't fit in the space, it was the climbing gear that he was ready to burn. Apparently it's a little difficult and uncomfortable to be bouncing around in the rigging with no feeling in your legs.
Needless to say, when we got home that night we ordered a Bosun's Chair. With a padded seat, backrest and tool bag this bad boy is the Cadillac version of our old jalopy system. I'm not sure why, but I thought these things were like $300-$400 so I was pleasantly surprised when we got ours on sale for $100! Now I feel a little bad about repeatedly sending Ron up the mast in the climbing gear knowing a simple and affordable solution to his misery such as this existed. Oops.
|West Marine's Bosun's Chair|
|Ron happy enough in his new chair to stop and take a picture. Mission accomplished.|