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post #7 of Old 08-20-2012
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Re: Safety netting for kids

I installed safety netting with line ties as an additional precaution for my 2 year old son, who always wears a harness. It seems to have worked fine. Although it may not ultimately prevent a hard fall overboard, it would certainly slow down a fall and provide an additional hand hold.

I have also been very pleased with its effectiveness in keeping my hank-on jibs on the foredeck when dousing them singlehanded. Now, I would install one on any future boat simply for the ease of sail handing.
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