Originally Posted by SimonV
When do You clip on.?
Wow.... From the responses so far, it seems this is sort of like a "How do you anchor
when..." type question!
Okay - there are two of us aboard, center cockpit
boat, and these are our rules when underway, and matters not if night or day:
If out of the cockpit
life jacket, tether attached to jack lines. I've a tether hook-up point at the mast
for mucking around with the storm try'sl.
If one person sleeping: infl. life jacket, tether attached to ring-bolt in cockpit
. Use of jack lines if exiting cockpit.
If nasty wxr, both do same as when one person sleeping (above).
Exception for daytime "fair" wxr only: If winds under 15 kn, seas, say, under 3 meters - and both in the cockpit - then nothing at all. Her bikini being also optional.
Now maybe it's just us, but it seems a tad tricky to cuddle when wearing inflatable
I mean, what's the point of being on the high seas in the South Pacific
, on a sailboat with self-steering, if we can't take time for a little romance????
Anyway, with our center cockpit
, I've found it quicker and easier to change tethers when bouncing around dealing with running back-stays and such, than to unclip and drag a tether along. So, My tethers:
One each port/stbd, more-or-less permanently attached to the jack lines (when unused, they sort of dangle into the cockpit). Each has that double end sort of "Y" thingy.
Two straight tethers in the cockpit. (Can be grabbed before exiting companionway.)
One straight tether left attached where boom meets mast
for try'sl work or main'sl lash down. Or clambering up higher to watch the pretty coral
as we enter a lagoon
Well, that's how we do things aboard Mariane
What you do is up to you.