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I'd love to see pictures of what you've rigged as far as jacklines.
Below is what ours look like. We run one down each side of the deck, attached to the bow cleats at the bow and clipped to our perforated aluminum toe-rail toward the stern. We've found that adding a few twists in the jackline (if they're webbing) makes it easier to pick-up when trying to clip in. I'm also a fan of carrying two tether of different lengths so you have flexibility and security in terms how far you can move from the jackline to work.

Instead of adding a separate jackine in the cockpit, why not just add one or two strategically placed D-rings/padeyes that have backing plates for holding power? That way you can just clip your tether to the d-ring and have mobility in the cockpit without being able to be tossed over. Unless you have an abnormally large cockpit, I can't see why this would work and it would actually cut down on clutter. I plan to add one to my cockpit this spring so I don't have to clip to the highside toe rail when in the cockpit.


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Below is what ours look like. We run one down each side of the deck, attached to the bow cleats at the bow and clipped to our perforated aluminum toe-rail toward the stern. We've found that adding a few twists in the jackline (if they're webbing) makes it easier to pick-up when trying to clip in. I'm also a fan of carrying two tether of different lengths so you have flexibility and security in terms how far you can move from the jackline to work.

Instead of adding a separate jackine in the cockpit, why not just add one or two strategically placed D-rings/padeyes that have backing plates for holding power? That way you can just clip your tether to the d-ring and have mobility in the cockpit without being able to be tossed over. Unless you have an abnormally large cockpit, I can't see why this would work and it would actually cut down on clutter. I plan to add one to my cockpit this spring so I don't have to clip to the highside toe rail when in the cockpit.

Nice set up. You might get a straighter run by attaching to the toe rail just forward of your spin pole.

Agree 100% on using pad eyes in the cockpit. I like one in each corner.

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Does anyone have a pic of the pad eyes that are being suggested? Also, towards the front of the cockpit for them or the rear? One at the front and one at the rear?

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Does anyone have a pic of the pad eyes that are being suggested? Also, towards the front of the cockpit for them or the rear? One at the front and one at the rear?
There are some on this page. They need a backing plate to take the strain.

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I mentioned earlier - I like one in each corner at least, maybe one just forward of the binnacle.

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Here’s what we do. Our set up is similar. Wichard shackles either to the forward mooring cleat or the foreguy pad eye. They are cleat hitched on the aft cleats. I prefer to lay the jack line flat as I find the “twists” to be more of tripping hazard than an aid in clipping in. The double tether is handy on the fore peak, but again, I find it to be a nuisance when in the cockpit. ISAF Cat2 requires a hard point to clip into before exiting the companionway. We installed a large folding padeye to satisfy this requirement which satisfies my local OYRA. I also run one (or sometimes two) jack lines down the cockpit, terminating them into a pair of folding padeyes using a water knot. I also have a dedicated hardpoint for the helmsman. This hard point can be a PITA to clip into, especially at night, but is real nice to brace your foot when the boat is heeling. My backing plates are SS where you can see them in living spaces and G2 where they aren’t.








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If you run the jacklines taut, then the twists are not a pain, the whistling and moaning the webbing makes when the wind blows across them is...and the twists prevent that. Pete Goss wrote in one of his books that he cut his jacklines because the noise from them was driving him crazy.

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When they're run inside the stays, do you walk down the cabin trunk then?


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I also have a dedicated hardpoint for the helmsman. This hard point can be a PITA to clip into, especially at night, but is real nice to brace your foot when the boat is heeling.



One word of caution about your setup shown...

You really don't want to use the sort of tether clip shown with a rigid padeye like that... It's possible for the hook to become situated in such a way that a force on the tether can cause it to open... Here's a pic that illustrates how easily this can happen - personally, I wouldn't use this sort of hook on a tether in any case...



Either switch to a double action safety hook like those from Wichard or Gibb, or run a Spectra loup through the padeye, and hook onto that instead...


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One word of caution about your setup shown...

You really don't want to use the sort of tether clip shown with a rigid padeye like that... It's possible for the hook to become situated in such a way that a force on the tether can cause it to open... Here's a pic that illustrates how easily this can happen - personally, I wouldn't use this sort of hook on a tether in any case...



Either switch to a double action safety hook like those from Wichard or Gibb, or run a Spectra loup through the padeye, and hook onto that instead...

Absolutely agree. I had one of those clips come off a jackline as I was moving forward in the middle of the night in the middle of the Pacific. Needless to say, I developed an instance bias. I would not even use one on the Spectra loop.

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I wouldn't do the 'stand up' pad eyes in the cockpit or where they can be tripped over. You can use these
No need for a jackline IN the cockpit, just a pad eye at the companionway so you can clip in before leaving the cabin. Clip in, climb out. Climb in, unclip. Then add another so the driver can clip in.

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