When in an area with low or almost no bars on the cell phone
(we use for data), I’ll often put the phone up the mizzen mast to improve
the line-of-sight to the cell tower.
On this occasion, I mistied the bowline knot and when I went
to pull the phone down, this happened.
So I made this:
It is two boat poles (shown unextended), two pieces of PVC
pipe (I had laying about) and a wire coat hanger. This is all held together
with duct tape. Cindy put me up the main mast. I extended the boat poles and
after a few tries I was able to snag the bag with the phone in it using the
coat hanger hook. Pulling the phone toward me, I could then lower it to the
Yet another reason to sail a ketch!
With best regards,
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia