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Old 04-03-2012, 10:23   #16
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Re: Why use flat webbing as jacklines instead of rope?

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Never heard of shock absorption? Take a running go against a pad eye anchor and let us know how the ribs are. Actually, please don't; you could be very seriously injured.

That also sounds very slow. Clip, un-clip, clip, un-clip. A cluster on a pitching deck and impossible with the hands full. Quite impractical, I think.
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Were still waiting to hear about the boom!
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a. I hope we were both being flip for fun. Honestly.

b. I understand perfectly well. As a very long time rock climber and sailor I know rigging very well and have spent many thousands of hours on jacklines and clinging to cliffs far in the air. Fixed anchors may be a part of a system, but they have severe limitations and thus are not the most common approach to either endeavor. For both a hybrid approach is better; fixed points and moving belays.
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Dont tie you jack line on deck - tie it to your mast & down the center line of the boat - that way you dont have to step on it AND, you wont fall overboard if you keep your tether short!
Rope works just fine - if you keep it out from under your feet!
Geez, that would put my jack-line 12 feet from the side of the boat!
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a. I hope we were both being flip for fun. Honestly.

b. I understand perfectly well. As a very long time rock climber and sailor I know rigging very well and have spent many thousands of hours on jacklines and clinging to cliffs far in the air. Fixed anchors may be a part of a system, but they have severe limitations and thus are not the most common approach to either endeavor. For both a hybrid approach is better; fixed points and moving belays.
Of course we are! The only reason I get on here is for FUN! I dont take anything seriously anymore - life's too short!
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Webbing jacklines are super cheap if you buy the webbing by the foot at a climbing shop.

The west marine jacklines were over $200 for a 35 footer. $38 in a climbing shop
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West Marine is about the biggest rip-off going!
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Re: Why use flat webbing as jacklines instead of rope?

After Celestial tells the story about the boom (gooseneck) being ripped off the mast I'll verify that it is correct. "It was a dark and stormy night........"
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I bought ours from Sailrite as a kit. I made them as well as tethers. The biggest cost is the hardware. You can just buy the webbing, made a reinforced loop, attach that thru a pad eye and tie the other end off on a cleat. Not expensive.
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Id like to hear about the boom as well. With lots of detail.

Add me to that list..
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Re: Why use flat webbing as jacklines instead of rope?

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West Marine is about the biggest rip-off going!
Yup! And their barrage of emails offering discounts is a constant reminder of the fact. Ever since they gobbled up BoatUS the prices have been silly. Whatever happened to the Sherman Anti-Trust Act? How can #1 absorb #2 when there is no #3?
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Webbing jacklines are super cheap if you buy the webbing by the foot at a climbing shop.

The west marine jacklines were over $200 for a 35 footer. $38 in a climbing shop
Okay, this makes sense. I have been looking in the wrong spots. Now I see where you can get jacklines at about the same price per foot as 3/8 line.

Thanks to all for pointing me in the right direction..... Still wanna hear how a boom broke off!!!


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Re: Why use flat webbing as jacklines instead of rope?

You can buy the flat webbing line from Sailrite for a good price. I too don't want round line under foot on a wet dark rolling deck
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Add me to that list..
Me three.....gotz to hear the tail about the boom
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