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Aloft Gear

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This is the most important gear we use. We designed it, over many years and many improvements to tremendously high standards of safety and comfort.We can stay up as long as it takes to do the job. And we can move like monkeys. You will have to go up at some point - to do a job, save the day, adjust for a winning edge or just for the view. Get the best gear you can. read up, go up often, and early, and be safe.

Aloft - Bosun's Harness - Medium

This is a very heavily-padded mountaineer-style harness that we've designed for the demands of yacht rigging.

More comfortable, and for longer, than any other harness or chair that we've tried.

Imagine a climbing harness that lets you get higher on the mast, is impossible to fall out of, and allows utter freedom of movement.

Imagine further that it has a built-in tether, 3 halyard attachment points, two loops for hanging extra gear from, and a large multi-pocket pouch, the Rigger's Tool Pouch, for cotter pins, small tools, tape and other incidentals.

Brion Toss' dvd "Going Aloft" and harness instructions for suggested use and care included.

Medium fits adults 28-42 inches (Measure just above hip bones).

Small fits smaller folks - 24-30 inch waist. We do not make Large.

We do not recommend anyone larger than "Medium" using our harness without a chest harness in addition. (It is a center of gravity issue). And, we do not make a chest harness.
$424.00

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Aloft - Bosun's Harness - Small

Please see description above

- MEDIUM - fits adults 28-42 inches (Measure just above hip bones).

- SMALL - fits smaller folks - 24-30 inch waist. We do not make Large.

We do not recommend anyone larger than "Medium" using our harness without a chest harness in addition. (It is a center of gravity issue). And, we do not make a chest harness.
$424.00

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Aloft - Cruiser's Harness - Medium

Cruiser's Harness....The same great Bosun's Harness - but all the hardware is Stainless Steel. Great for sailors planning to cruise in the warmer and saltier environment of the tropical latitudes.

Great for Cruiser's who often find themselves unable to completely wash and dry out their harness, nor store them in a truly dry place.

Though we urge you to try very hard to do so.
$524.00

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Aloft - Cruisers Harness - Small

Please see description above

- MEDIUM - fits adults 28-42 inches (Measure just above hip bones).

- SMALL - fits smaller folks - 24-30 inch waist. We do not make Large.

We do not recommend anyone larger than "Medium" using our harness without a chest harness in addition. (It is a center of gravity issue). And, we do not make a chest harness.
$524.00

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Aloft - Bosun's Tool Pouch

The same tool pouch we include with our Bosun's AND Cruiser's Harness.

This handy little bag works wonderfully for working aloft or any time your working with small parts or tools too important to lose over the rail.
$30.00

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Book - Complete Rigger's Apprentice by Brion Toss

Brion's best know book. Considered the standard text on yacht rigging procedures.

    You can find everything from block selection to rig tuning to basic knots.

    Other topics include:

    • Demystify braided rope splicing
    • Load calculations
    • Working aloft
    • Wire splicing.

    Plus everything you need to know to make your rig work. Hardcover pp 392


    $45.00

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DVD - Going Aloft

"People tend to be either nonchalant about working aloft, or terrified of it.

This dvd lays down safety procedures - some obvious - once stated, some subtle - to make leaving the deck a safer, easier exercise.

Topics include:

  • chairs & harnesses
  • deck crew protocol
  • essential knots
  • belaying techniques
  • aspects of mental attitude 60 min.

    See the 3- and 4-Set dvd Specials for SUPER SAVINGS!"
    $29.00

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  • Gear Keeper Retractor with Snap Clip

    "This ingenious device is attached to all of our rigging vests as lanyards to just about anything!

    It has

  • 60 lb. breaking strength

    an impact-resistant plastic case

  • saltwater-proof, compact

  • and most importantly - keeps your tools attached to you - handy and safe.

    Your crew will appreciate that you have thought of them.

    We love these and use them all the time!"

    This one snaps on.
    $22.00

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  • Gear Keeper Retractor with Velcro Strap

    This Gear Keeper velcro's on...
    $22.00

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    Gear Keeper Retractors with Pin Mount

    This Gear Keeper has a VERY strong pin mount.
    $22.00

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    Riggers Caribiner

    The triple locking pear-shaped carabiner is a must-have item on any cruising vessel. Combined with the carabiner hitch, detailed in Chapman’s Guide to Knots (written by Brion), it is a life saving item when working aloft. These jaws open wider than most and with a little practice you can open it easily with one hand. The carabiner is manufactured by Petzl, is individually tested, and comes with a three year guarantee.
    $19.00

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