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Harry, as another neophyte on this issue....
Harry, as you sound quite knowledgeable on this issue, and I'm not (have lake sailed alot, but new to coastal cruising), could one achieve a reasonable solution by running a line from bow to stern cleat, and tieing another line around one's waist with a shackle to attach to the bow/stern line?
Reason for my question is that my wife and I will be "fair weather" sailors for the most part for the next few years, doing only coastal cruising (BC Gulf Islands, some Strait of Georgia), and don't expect to be in rough ocean conditions; however, if we should get caught out in that, we do have automatically inflatable life vests, and I am contemplating the simple system mentioned above as added security, unless it's a bad idea for some reason.
Thanks for any comments/advice from you, or any others.