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Originally Posted by Joel H. View Post
Jon, I think yours is probably the best advise and approach.
Thanks, but anyone reading this thread should read Rich H's Post #12 again... and then again... That sort of advice is worth more than all the other posts in this thread combined...

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It seems though, that I am most vulnerable moving from the cockpit to the shrouds/mast. Using a lanyard long enough to cover the distance between the cockpit anchor and the mast anchor-point concerns me.
Yup, that's pretty much the case on just about every boat out there, that move out of, or back into, the cockpit... One of my biggest gripes about many modern production boats, how poor the ergonomics of that part of the deck can be...

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Just so you understand, my main motivation is the 40 deg water that await me if I screw up.
A legitimate fear, to be sure... However, if I ever find myself in the water watching my boat sail off without me, I'd rather the water be 40 degrees, as opposed to that tropical bathwater filled with things that might eat me...(grin)

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I probably am over thinking. I come from the climbing world where, except for a "daring" few, the idea is to stay connected at all times.
Also I like the idea of finding ways to use all the neat climbing gear i already have.
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You're certainly right to take that approach, of course, it will serve you well...

However, I think probably the greatest risks posed to singlehanders typically come from fatigue or exhaustion, more than anything else... That's why simplicity rules the day with this sort of stuff, in my opinion. Systems that necessitate alertness, deftness, concentration, etc., can so easily come back to bite you in those times when you might be operating at less than 100%...

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Re: Jackline system

I probably am over thinking. I come from the climbing world where, except for a "daring" few, the idea is to stay connected at all times.
If you are single handed, and fall overboard more than a few miles off shore, you will be in trouble. When I am out by myself on the water, I like to think of the boat as being suspended 100' off a concrete parking lot. If you fall over you will die, just like when it is in the water... you will just have a little longer to think about it in the water.

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Re: Jackline system

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What would be unsatisfactory about 1/2 inch nylon three strand run from port stern cleat through bow cleat to starbard stern cleat? Talking about a 28' boat. Can hook a double teather to port and starbord when in cockpit and unclip one and go forward with the other. The stretch would keep you from breaking your back when falling. Rolling under foot would be minimized as it would lie along the coach house, not in the middle of the side deck.
The only issue I see is unable to clip on before leaving the cabin.
* Nylon is too stretchy for a monohull. With polyester (Say-set or equiv.) it should work.
* Cabin top can work, and yes, the rolling issue goes away. You will have a few step-overs, though. Personally, I like permanent set-ups, as when you need the lines is no time to be setting them.

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