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Re: Do you wear a life jacket?
I have a non inflatable west marine sitting in the locker in case I get an inspection.
What got me thinking about it was when my friend was sailing with me the last three weeks, when the wind started to blow, she asked for a life jacket. So I started thinking, because she couldn't steer well, if I fell, I don't think she would know what to do to come back and get me, but she could call for help. If I'm by myself, I would probably fall off because the weather is rough, and I doubt there are enough boats around to see me anyways. Better to tether and not fall at all.
I do have lifelines and a toe rail though.
Let's pretend I was breing captain badass for a while. Sailing solo to Alaska or something. Are jacklines necessary on a small boat or can you just clip and unclip a 6 foot tether like the WM one mentioned above to the bars that come out of the bottom of the stantions?