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Old 03-22-2013
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Re: Harness and Tether Recommendations?

This is just random input.
I use 1" tubular webbing, (like many!). My starboard and port jacklines run from the stem fitting back, inboard of the shrouds, to the top-front of the cockpit-combing on each side (As it would happen, the P.O. had mounted T-tracks there, for racing). Using track sliders, they make great termination points. Also you can really tension the jacklines by adjusting the sliders back.
On my size boat (C27), using a 4'-5' tether ,I can clip into ether jackline and have full run from stem to rudder post.
All that works great!
But, because I have read that a lone sailor, (that's me, most of the time) being dragged along beside or behind the boat, can have a real problem (read: imposable) reboarding, I still feel less than secure! Any thoughts here would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
Joel H.
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