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post #35 of Old 02-09-2011
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I do two jacklines, one on either side of the mast, down the center of the boat. Both are flat straps, not line, which can roll under your feet and cause mayhem thereby. They clip to a fat Wichard folding padeye in the cockpit and terminate on the bowsprit. The harness has two lanyards so that I can clip onto the second jackline before disconnecting the first. Both are six feet, so there's no way I can go overboard further than deck level. I think the analogue to seat belts is appropriate.
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