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Old 03-24-2013
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Re: Harness and Tether Recommendations?

Appreciate Jon's post. He's right it's your brain that keep you alive ( not strength nor gadgets). Speaks to need to tether before entering cockpit while still in companionway and staying teathered in cockpit. Still, others have made great posts as well:
benefits of short tenders
risks of direct injury from harnes/tether durng fall
risks of drowning if off the side of the boat and how to mitigate.
backwardness of marine tech c/w rockclimbing tech in dealing with falls.
Merits of attitude the commercial fisherme have in not teaching their children to swim.
Still watching that guy slide under the safety lines reminds me of running netting on the boat when I had small kids or the clothes around the stern pushpulpit. (Honestly had them to keep seas out more then me in). If I did that now porbably would clip lower part rather than lace through toe rail. That way could easily raise then when need arose.
?any thoughts?
s/v Hippocampus
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