Shit NO, I was not on board!! Geez, no one has ever been on any of my boats when being lifted, I may be dumb, but I'm not stupid. No one was injured, "only" the mast, but it did hurt me inside! BTW, there were no knots and according to my calcs, everything was it least 3x below SWLs, but shit happens. It was only a one time lift to get the correct lengths for the slings...which I now have and they are all over 5x strength.
Sorry, Greg. Didn't see you get out! The query re line is mostly for me. I knew knots were weak points but hadn't thought about the turns. Clearly your line was good as the remaining bridle held the whole load. Leroi