Hi All. After lurking here for a long time I have decided to finally become active in the forum. I am about to commence construction on a Radford 350 steel
cruising yacht and my question pertains to permanent jacklines
Does anyone have any permanent jackline on their yacht?
Has anyone seen one in use?
The system I am looking at using has been developed for roof safety
systems where a permanent stainless steel
cable is mounted to the deck
top and a "transfastener" (check out The Latchways Transfastener | Latchways plc - the world leaders in fall protection
) runs along the cable, crossing supports and corners easily. The lifeline and harness is attached to the transfastener keeping the crewman (crewperson) on board. The transfastener allows users to clip and unclip without difficulty in order to pass one another.
Whilst it is an expensive system, it is well proven in many different applications including the Sydney
I would be very interested to hear other peoples constructive
opinions. Ignore the cost factor and tell me why it will or wont work.