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Re: Harness and Tether Recommendations?
Good reading material, and it seems to really question the wisdom of clipping onto a fixed point.
...As stated earlier have four d rings in cockpit with jackline between them. Jackline absorbs force...
Not sure this is a full or appropriate solution to the problem. You need a certain length of jackline to get enough stretch for shock absorption. They seemed to suggest that a 30' length was optimal. Maybe if you ran a single jackline around all four D-rings. Otherwise, you need to take care to get a stretchy material. That's how I read it, but others have far more experience than I do with this.
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1998 Catalina 250WK Take Five (at Anchorage Marina, Essington, on the Delaware River)
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1985 14' Phantom (Lake Wallenpaupack)