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Old 19-06-2016, 13:00   #1
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MOB system

So, we all know we should rig jack lines with tethers. I was looking at Stress Free Sailing and the author made some pertinent comments about using a short enough tether that you could not go into the water, because if you did get dragged at 6 knots, it could down you.

Now that got me thinking. If you fall overboard, that is going to be a big jerk on a jack line. It should be possible to mechanically detect that jerk and at least deflect the rudder.

Has this ever been done? Thoughts?
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