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Old 08-17-2007   #25
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A sailing harness goes around the torso, and is designed to keep your head out of the water should you fall in the water. If you were to use a climbing harness as a sailing harness, and fell in the water, you'd quickly drown, since it would tend to drag you head down... since it would be below your center of gravity. Probably not what you want. The better sailing harnesses have crotch or thigh straps—with the thigh straps being more comfortable and safer IMHO.

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Originally Posted by merlin2375 View Post
Thanks for the heads up, I am over 6' tall so not a concern there.

When everyone says built-in harness, is is one that wraps around your legs like a climbing harness or am I thinking incorrectly? Just trying to figure out what to do comfort-wise.
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