Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
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Re: Rethinking Jacklines
I apreciate all the discussion. I have recently realized that even with my inland sailing in Puget Sound, I am taking unnecessary risks when I single hand. I have decided that I need to setup, and use regularly, a tether and jackline system. It is helpful to read all your thought.
Like so many discussions here, whether it be about boat type, anchors, PDFs, or bottom paint, ANY boat, anchor, PFD, or bottom paint is better than none. I decided that I will first start with the system that I can create right away, and then worry about improving it over time rather than not doing anything until I figure out the "perfect" system.
I have a Catalina 400 and like many the biggest problem is the bow when setting a spinnaker solo. Dynema sounds like a good option.
M/V Kinship, North Pacific 43
S/V Legacy, Catalina 400 MkII, Hull #328