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Re: Do you wear a life jacket?
Believe if you fall off the boat you are likely DEAD. Believe tether more important than life jacket. Wear combo tether/life jacket always when singling passage making which is nearly always as sail with my Admiral so one up one down or even when crewed as usually one on watch at a time. Day sailing with a crowd ( 3 or more) nothing but do our MOB drills and are race equipment compliant even don't race anymore. Believe money for hydrostatic trigger worth every penny. Time you are going to be harnessed is when it's wet. Don't want the damn thing going off when working the fore deck. Salt pellets melt.
P.S. - have jacklines for going forward but also ring of jacklines just below seats in cockpit. Have experienced nearly floating out of the cockpit a couple of times so think it important to always be clipped in if conditions warrant.
Last edited by outbound; 07-11-2013 at 03:21 PM.