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?