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post #16 of Old 05-01-2013 Thread Starter
Joel H.
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Re: Jackline system

Lots of great feedback here, thanks guys!
As to the earlier question: Unless I put something in to lock the hasp between the hatch and the drop boards, it could have a tenancy to push the hatch open. But actually it seems to tension down on the hatch, as much as anything, and secures it's position. Of course, that could change as conditions worsen.
As for the weakening caused by the Tibloc device, my goal with this system is to not fall far on the system, by maintaining minimal slack at all stations.
But let me be clear, I'm not married to it yet.
I think the jackline tensioning part is sound, whether I stick with the lanyard portion is still open to debate.
I certainly appreciate any and all thoughts on the matter so keep them coming.
Cheers,
Joel H.
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