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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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