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Old 09-10-2013, 20:25   #1
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U-Bolts Alongside the Companionway...

What is the purpose of the U-Bolts shown fastened alongside of the companionway? Thanks.

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To clip in a tether before coming out of the cabin.
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Re: U-Bolts Alongside the Companionway...

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Re: U-Bolts Alongside the Companionway...

Dig the old Combi unit. Haven't seen one in years. Had one on my 78 Ericson. Presume it is just window dressing and has failed its primary mission.
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Re: U-Bolts Alongside the Companionway...

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To clip in a tether before coming out of the cabin.
Or to attach jack lines to.
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Re: U-Bolts Alongside the Companionway...

If sailing at night, in particular, it is such a good idea to have these hard points alongside the companionway. If you are (rudely) awoken in the wee small hoursto go on watch, from a deep sleep, and you stagger upstairs to go on deck, you will most likely be groggy, uncoordinated and a little bit disorientated for a few minutes before you wake up fully, get your night vision, etc. This is when you are most vulnerable to making a mistake. Clipping your harness tether onto a hard point before even coming up from down below is definitely a great idea.
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You can even leave your tether clipped in to these when you go below--just unclip yourself once you're safely below, and leave the tether dangling. That way you can clip in quickly before you go up the ladder in a hurry.
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