When the Captain Has Vertigo

He does what any prudent captain would do – send the crew up the mast.

Susan reaching the lower spreaders

We have a large deck light mounted about 2 meters above the lower spreaders. When out sailing a couple days ago we looked up to see the 4 inch diameter bulb hanging outside its mounting bracket and swinging freely, held on by the positive and negative wires.

Once back at the dock it was time to don the bosuns chair. With our dock neighbor Terje of Norway on the safety line, the captain winched Susan up the mast.

The repairs were successful and we were told the view was amazing.

2 thoughts on “When the Captain Has Vertigo

  1. Hard to top this; however, we are In Oregon and hiked up to the top of Multnomah falls on switchbacks 1236 feet. After three days in Portland we are off to Bend . Marion

    On Thu, Mar 24, 2022 at 8:06 AM Dragonfly Waypoints wrote:

    > David Wanderer posted: ” He does what any prudent captain would do – send > the crew up the mast. Susan reaching the lower spreaders We have a large > deck light mounted about 2 meters above the lower spreaders. When out > sailing a couple days ago we looked up to see the 4 inc” >

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