The climber worked very well. I got my Mom to go along with me and then my daughter decided to tag along as well. I used the spinnaker halyard as the climbing line and the boom lift as a safety line. My mom tailed the slack on the boom lift as I went up.
It actually worked well, although I did have one problem. I had fastened the Spinnaker halyard to the base of the mast before climbing. However, once my 215 pounds put tension on the halyard it stretched, leaving too much slack in the line below me to easily slide the ascenders up the line. My Mom (age 77 btw) put a winch on the halyard and was able to raise me up about 6 inches to remove the slack. That made it a lot easier.
I got to the top and found that the bulb looked good but I wasn't getting any power to it. While I was up there, I took a few photos, then came down again.
The ATN Mastclimber worked great. If an old, fat, out of shape guy like me with a bum knee can do it, most anyone can. I will admit to a few sore muscles over the next couple days however.
This is the view from the top.
|Legacy's stern from the Masthead|
|Legacy's bow from the Masthead|