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Old 06-03-2008
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Harness/Tether Q&A...

A lot of safety discussions usually include talk of clipping in. I bough my inflateable PFD with an integrated harness so when necessary I could clip in.

My questions though:
1) I don't yet have a harness, can someone recommend one that is a good value. I see the wichard one's, are those the way to go? Who do some have three hooks? One to me, one to the boat, and one to ____, or is it just when you're switching

2) Do you clip into the lifelines that go around the boat? Are they really strong enough to hold a person's body weight?

3) Do you switch which side of the boat you get clipped into through different maneuvers?

4) if you go overboard wearing the harness, does the boat just drag you, do you pull yourself back up? What to do? Can you unclip yourself with tension on it?

5) Anything I should know?
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