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Re: Harness and Tether Recommendations?

Evans Starzinger just posted a first draft of his take on this subject over on CA...

As always from he and Beth, an excellent, informed analysis and recommendations...

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Agreed - an excellent jackline primer. Thanks for posting....

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Jon- thank you and logical. Will incorporate their suggestions.

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Re: Harness and Tether Recommendations?

Great addition John, thanks for posting. Beth and Evans are absolutely among the best for really well thought out advice that you can adapt to your own circumstance.

Quoted from their post, I love how they explain how, not only to built the gear and gadgets part of the system, but HOW to EFFECTIVELY use it.

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A command (skipper and watch captains) priority is to be clear when the crew will be clipped. There are four obvious situations when they should be. (1) when there is the possibility of solid green water on deck. That can wash off even someone with a firm grip on the boat. (2) when there is the possibility of more than say a 40 degree knock over. For instance, when you are encountering unusually shaped waves, as is typical in a current or over shallow water; or breaking waves on the beam; or in particularly squally or gusty conditions; or when pushing a chute very hard in a big breeze and waves downwind. (3) when working in a particularly unstable and vulnerable position, for instance, as is sometimes the case when working out on the pulpit with a moving spinnaker pole. And (4) when recovery of a MOB might be particularly slow or difficult – for instance at night with a minimal ’delivery’ crew on board. The key skill here is to recognize the possibilities of green water or hard knock-over or unstable situation well in advance, and not just react after the fact.

If you haven't read their books you really should. Most of the "how to sail around the world" books (and I've read over 200 of them) are focused on MY WAY IS THE BEST WAY. Beth Leonard's (of Beth and Evans) book is head and shoulders above all the others because it tells you what you should be thinking about, and how to make your own decisions. In fact the first few chapters in the book are about if you are mentally, emotionally and financially prepared, not anchor types and storm tactics. They also address the issues of "will you actually like the cruising lifestyle (as we found Glenn Damato did not).

Bottom line, I love their work and their book is better than the 200 others I've read by a wide magrin. Buy it, you won't regret it and even if you do, your money went to sailors who are trying to empower other sailors. The Voyager's handbook is a SOLID five stars.
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