This is not a report on the weather; it is a report on the weather report. Much has changed on the Weather page and I wanted to say a few words, actually likely quite a few words, on the report itself. After all, 90% of you come to L-36.com for our award winning weather coverage*.
I have tried dozens of way to climb my mast. In the process I have accumulated 7 ascenders, three rappel devices, a GriGir, and numerous carabiners. I think this climbing system is the best. It is simple to rig, quick going up, requires very little to transition from up to down, and very fast and controlled going down. I can get down in 2 1/2 minutes including rigging the rappel device.
This video goes pretty fast so follow the link where there is much more detail on how the system works.
There are lots of ways to tie a bowline. I think this is the quickest, fastest, easiest to do and remember of all the ways. I learned this when I was a kid from my dad. He probably learned it in the navy in WW II, not sure. But I do know he was a sailor and knew how to tie a bowline fast.