More information on Bosun’s Chairs:
If you've got to go up the rig for a repair, there are 2 options; A bosun's chair or a mast climbing harness. While bosun's chairs used to be the more dangerous option, the technology has come a long way. Advancements in the design of bosun's chairs parallel those of tethers and jacklines in terms of materials and ergonomic creativity. When working aloft, a bosun's chair is the sailor's failsafe from serious injury or death. Built for comfort over extended hours in addition to safety and rigidity, bosun's chairs have back rests and tool pockets with variations in the number of pockets and thickness of material. If you're looking for practicality and safety, you can't go wrong with a bosun's chair.
APS carries the best bosun’s chairs on the market from top sailing vendors like Harken, Crewsaver and ATN. With options like padded seats, tool pockets, full or adjustable backs and even leg and feet straps you are certain to find the bosun’s chair to fit your needs. You never know when you might need a repair up the rig- every boat owner should have one stowed down below.
Need a little help deciding? Check out the APS blog for product reviews of bosun’s chairs from our staff!