I daysail and want to rig a MOB
prevention system in order to sail solo and for other safety
reasons. I have a small boat
25. Iíve been doing some research
and it seems that webbing is used over rope
in order not to confuse a jackline for running rigging
or roll on it underfoot. Using 4500 lb climbing rope
instead seems appealing to me for several reasons:
- as a daysailor I will be setting the jacklines
up and stowing them before and after a sail to avoid it damage and wear and tear. This seems easier to me to do with rope than with webbing.
- I would need to sew a loop onto the webbing whereas a rope can be cut to length and tied to fixed pad eyes.
-The length of runs for my small boat
are short, around 6ft and out of the way of where I need to step to move around. They would create a Y from stem fitting to mast
and from mast
to either side of cabin
top. I would rig fixed clip on points at mast and bow where and work
would probably be done.
Do you see any problem with this setup?
As for tethers:
I have a proper sailing harness.
Would the appropriate climbing rope in combination with sailing grade harness carabiners be a bad idea? While the last thing I want to skimp on money
wise is a safety
rig like this, but as a plus the cost difference between the two is significant. The climbing rope also would be customizable as far as length goes. The double tethers Iíve seen are 3 and 6 ft.
Thanks in advance