Working aloft with a bosons' chair and safety line
What is the issue?It is only a matter of time before a sailor has to go aloft to inspect the rig or attend to some repairs.
Why address this?Use a proper chair and safety line will not only make this task comfortable but dramatically safer.
How to address this?If you have not bought a specially designed bosons chair already it is worthwhile making one up as presented in figure 1.
All that is required is a piece of hardwood wide enough to sit on drilled through four times plus the lines and splices presented in figure one.
Key to safety in using the chair is adoption of the safety line arrangement around the chair lines as presented and around the back of the person seated in the chair. Keep all tools in a separate canvas bag attached to the bosons' chair as this is less likely to catch and tip but keep the area beneath clear in the event that something does drop.
With thanks to:Michael Harpur, Yacht Obsession
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