Parts arriving for the Mast Mate climbing ladder

Posted By on January 9, 2015

sailslugsAfter tinkering a little bit with my “climbing board” idea mentioned last month, I decided to spend a few more dollars and rig a Mast Mate climbing ladder with sail slugs to fit Encore’s mast. My liveaboard buddy Mark measured my Selden slugs and sent me a drawing so I ordered enough slugs to fit a web ladder.


Along with the 42’  Mast Mate web ladder liosted on eBay, the deal included a toolbag and strap system called the Workbelt.

I’m anxious to get the new slugs installed and hoist the ladder up the mast, but thinking it might be a good idea to lose a few pounds before climbing the mast?


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  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
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