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Old 20-09-2013, 05:10   #16
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Re: What Brand of Harness do you Use?

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I should add that as a singlehander I will use a harness at all times when doing night sails and will use one when leaving the cockpit while sailing during the day; comfort is paramount and flotation is unimportant (it would merely delay the inevitable) so I usually use the lightweight climbin harness although I do have Spinlock gear aboard.
You regularly single-hand a Jeanneau 57? Wow! Why wouldn't you invite some friends to join you (or make some new ones) -- it's not like they would be underfoot
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Re: What Brand of Harness do you Use?

Baltic; with single crotch strap. The thigh ones are a pain as they get hooked up on everything. The Baltic ones tend to dig in the back of your neck, so looking at Spinlock as a Christmas present to myself.

I prefer non-automatic having had the things go off whilst working on the foredeck in heavy weather. Another point, it is just about impossible to get into a liferaft, from the water, with a fully inflated lifejacket, you have to let it down a bit.
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