Yesterday I made it to the top of the mast. Here I am 68′ in the air suspended by the main halyard.

This time I am in a rock climbing harness and the bosun’s chair. I felt pretty good about this trip up the mast. As I stared at the snap shackle attached to my harness, I just continued to remind myself it is designed to hold the weight of our main under gale force winds. Rover was not okay with me being in the air.

Once I reached the top and came face to face with the end of the main halyard attached to the mast, I became a little worried.

Ryan assured me this was normal. I should note I was also secured to the Genoa halyard.

I was able to get some pictures of the electronics and rigging at the masthead. We will be mounting an additional antenna at the top and we now have a better idea of the logistics involved.  We also discovered some pull strings which needed to be replaced as they were badly frayed.

Here are more pictures of the view from the top.


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