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Re: Tether overload protection
As Mark said, assuming that your sailing course is not actually going offshore, the tether that you bought is probably fine for a sailing course. I would suggest that you get tether that is new and in good condition if you plan to single-hand or go off-shore. I don't know where the $200.oo price came from. That seems to be very high. As other have said, tethers should be closer to $110 to $120. Even West Marine has a double teather for $129.00.
While I am not a big fan of the concept of making my own tether, structural tube webbing is available from climbing supply places pretty inexpensively and its easy enough to install the shock chord retractors inside the webbing. I agree that it does not seem likely that a private individual can properly stitch the webbing to achieve the required strength.
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Last edited by Jeff_H; 04-24-2019 at 12:38 PM.