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Re: Capes of Africa part 2
Originally Posted by overthehorizon
I normally gloss over or shy away from the debate about using harnesses and tethers while working on deck in settled weather......
I don't think many wear a tether in settled weather, but it's indisputable that they are safer. Working successfully without a net is a success, only until it isn't.
Unless lifelines have netting and one falls low, I don't think they are worth much. While I've never fallen over (fingers crossed), my scariest moments have come, when the deck fell out beneath me or pitched and tried to catapult me.
I thought the video suggested you never use a tether, regardless of weather. Perhaps I heard it wrong. No pitcher keeps their fast ball for a lifetime. Be careful.
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