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post #8 of Old 10-29-2007
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Sometimes, it helps to have a shorter leg to the tether, since you might want to work closer to the jacklines... when I'm working in the cockpit or on the foredeck, I'll often use the short leg on the tether, so I can use the tether and jackline to help steady me—especially if I need to use both hands to work on something.

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