19 Sep

For me, going up the mast is something that I’m not fond of. I just never trust my own knot tying skills. Today, however, I added another level of “damn it” when I sliced my finger open at the very top. I was trying to replace the masthead light as we want to replace it with an energy efficient LED array. I was in the process of twisting the bulb when the whole bulb collapsed in on itself and I sliced myself pretty good. Poor Robin had to dodge a light rain of blood as she lowered me down. The deck had a pretty crimson painting on it by the time I got down. Jackson Pollock’s got nothing on me!



5 Responses to “Whoops!”

  1. leah September 19, 2013 at 9:41 pm #

    I would love to see red hand prints all along the mast 🙂

    • four2tango September 25, 2013 at 9:26 am #

      A rainstorm got between you and your wish…sorry! 🙂

  2. haanli September 22, 2013 at 11:27 pm #

    Sometimes we worry about you…

    • four2tango September 25, 2013 at 9:25 am #

      Sometimes Robin worries about Andy too!


  1. Scary chores | Life Aboard S/V Tango - October 19, 2013

    […] Heading up the mast has never been one of our favorites. From time to time, however, it is necessary to take the 55 foot journey up the mast to repair the various things that fail. This time it was an anchor light that needed replacing. (Naturally it’s at the very tip top of the mast.) About a month ago we decided that we wanted to replace all of the incandescent lights with the much more energy efficient LED alternatives. We had been putting off doing the anchor light because it is just such a pain to get up there. Robin has to winch my heavy body up to the top and I’m not a fan of heights. Regardless, it needed replacing and so a few weeks ago we made our first attempt. This was the result. […]

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