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Re: Harness and Tether Recommendations?
There is nothing that says your jackline has to follow the deck. I have been on a boat that was rigged with a a jackline that was attached to the shrouds about 5 feet off the deck at a mid point. I cannot remember what the attachment mechanism looked like. But it was a good idea. Just mount it so that the jackline does not interfere with your boom as you come off the wind.
I agree and I think that it makes sense to have them away from the lifelines. I am installing permanent jacklines on my boat, they run over the cabin to be as faraway from the lifelines as possible. Because I sail with the dinghy forward to the mast, I run a central jackline from the mast, over the dinghy to a strong fixing in the bow. The dingy is strongly connected to the boat by multiple attachments. The idea is to have enough space to move (without a very short tether) and eliminating all possibility to fall overboard.
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Last edited by PCP; 03-22-2013 at 08:42 PM.