Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] lifting with mizzen boom, climbing mizzen, and halyard lengths
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Good points. I think two lines can be better than one line and a static line except in the situation where you only have a total of two crew members: 1 to go up and 1 to hoist.
And, the one thing most people don't think about is how to lower using only the static line with a person locked to the line with a weight activated cam cleat locked to the static line.
Don't forget that it is easy to drop the mizzen sail and use that mast-enclosed halyard.
Regardless of the method used, be sure to think about everything, including what to do if an electric winch begins to runaway.
CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
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