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Old 26-03-2016, 05:30   #1
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Tethering with Sospenders that do not have safety harness

I have two sets of sospenders, neither with safety harness.
Is there a way to safely attach a harness or modify what I have into a harness by adding webbing? I know that many sailors make their own harnesses.

In other words, it may a bit awkward to wear the sospenders and a separate safety harness.
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Old 26-03-2016, 13:21   #2
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Re: Tethering with Sospenders that do not have safety harness

Yes, it is always possible to sew additional webbing on a lifejacket. But how will you make sure that the stitches are strong enough? Are you ready for destructive testing?

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Re: Tethering with Sospenders that do not have safety harness

Good point. I may keep the the ones I have for back up and invest in ones with harness.
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Re: Tethering with Sospenders that do not have safety harness

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Yes, it is always possible to sew additional webbing on a lifejacket. But how will you make sure that the stitches are strong enough? Are you ready for destructive testing?

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Altering a CG approved pfd will likely revoke its approval. It does here in Canada.

Get a harness and wear under the pdf.
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Re: Tethering with Sospenders that do not have safety harness

It's always possible to do without government approval. Maybe it's not wise... But having harnesses of untested design is unsafe.

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Re: Tethering with Sospenders that do not have safety harness

Recently assembled a full harness from climbing components. Looks like adding a [sospender] PFD to the chest rig will be the way to go, using existing web straps.?
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Recently assembled a full harness from climbing components. Looks like adding a [sospender] PFD to the chest rig will be the way to go, using existing web straps.?
The webbing on a pfd with a harness is substantially more robust than the webbing on a pfd without a harness.
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Re: Tethering with Sospenders that do not have safety harness

no doubt!
Was the objective to.recommend better attachment to chest harness or ditch chest harness in favor of PFD w/harness?
As it is; I have. components that can be used in combination that carry my weight distributed from thighs, waist and chest evenly and comfortably. All it needs is the option of an inflatable PFD. I *can* use my vest overall; but that. becomes quite warm. I like the modular approach, as I can use some or all of it, depending on conditions or activity.

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