Features May 2017 Issue

Reassessing Clip-in Location Points

Moving on deck while you’re tethered-in shouldn’t resemble a bad knitting project.

Like the automobile safety belt, the various components that keep sailors from separating from their boat (the harness, tether, and jackline) have gone through significant changes over the years. If you search the Practical Sailor website under these topics, you’ll find a number of reports on the recent changes in this equipment. One element, however, that has not addressed in great depth is the proper placement of jacklines (also called jackstays).

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