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06-18-2008 08:49 PM
knothead
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Originally Posted by kwaltersmi View Post
I think I tend to agree that the boat should be rigged strongly enough to support even an adults weight, however, there are some that might disagree based on this thread about hammocks on the forestay:http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-m...-25-sloop.html


In the above referenced thread I was concerned with what is evidently called vector pull and shock loading, causing damage to a possibly lightly rigged 25' boat.
I don't see any problem hanging from a good halyard.
I've done it for years.

Steve
06-18-2008 08:21 PM
sailingdog Ahh... thanks for clarifying... I do get the feeling that your daughter would have tried to kill you had you done that.
06-18-2008 03:44 PM
scottbr SD, actually the first is my 14 yo daughter and the second is my 17 yr old son and he was in a bathing suit.
06-18-2008 03:42 PM
kwaltersmi I think I tend to agree that the boat should be rigged strongly enough to support even an adults weight, however, there are some that might disagree based on this thread about hammocks on the forestay:http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-m...-25-sloop.html
06-18-2008 02:31 PM
mwrohde Thanks for the replies. I figured I was ok, but would sure feel dumb if I lost the rig swinging a kid and hadn't asked here first.

We've been towing the kids on a tube lately, too. They really slow the boat down, but they are having fun and fun is what it's about. Before they get in the tube I always make them review the hand signals - thumbs up for faster, etc. They roll their eyes and say, "Yea, right Dad".
06-18-2008 01:58 PM
sailingdog Did she kill you for doing that???
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Originally Posted by scottbr View Post
The stresses of the sails far outweigh swinging by the halyard.

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and this is what happens when you release the halyard at the right time


06-18-2008 12:46 PM
speciald I used to tow my wife around behind the boat when there was little wind on inland Florida lakes. Called it trollig for aligators!
06-18-2008 12:43 PM
Boasun Some people anchor by the stern and use the spinnaker itself, by connecting the clew lines together on a soft bos'un chair and allowing the wind to lift you up off the boat and over the water.
Have a retrieving line to one of the clews in order to bring that person back aboard the boat.
06-18-2008 12:39 PM
djodenda On drifter days, we used to drag them behind the boat on a ski rope.

This was on Lake Keystone in Oklahoma. The kids enjoyed this, but were concerned about the risk of shark attack.

Now, in Puget Sound, they are less interested. A bit cold too.
06-18-2008 12:11 PM
scottbr The stresses of the sails far outweigh swinging by the halyard.

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and this is what happens when you release the halyard at the right time


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