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  1. Wow, things go fast in this post! On second thought, I'm using the 10,5 mm. line, this was the only suggested size in the manual when I bought it - back in 1995, I think... Yes, rock climbers don't use the grigri for climbing, it is a system for assisting someone going down, but it is also a great device to block the rope as you go up and it has the great benefit of not having to re-rig anything when you decide to go down. In any case, test the setup from a tree beforehand, and have someone ready to help if something gets seized.
  2. I use 11 mm, as per instructions... I tend to follow the instruction booklet to the letter when dealing with something that holds my body way above deck level. Agree on the way to thread the line, it is the safest way I have found.
  3. I have been using the climbing harness and the grigri for a long time and they work OK. Just a word of caution, it is best to use climbing rope instead of halyards, as the climbing material (ascenders, grigri) is suited to this kind of rope, which is absolutely not the same that we use in sailing.
  4. It seems they do it every year. Good place to buy a cheap secondhand boat...
  5. Here is a video from Sweden, which is one of the most shocking and amusing I have found. These guys (and girls) are somewhat nuts, but also great sailors!