Hope I'm not hijacking the thread by asking a general jack lines catamaran
I'm relatively new to cruising. On my maiden off shore leg with my Orana
, I got some reasonably rough weather
on the southern Adriatic
with my two kids
. Had to put a third reef in the middle of the night, no jack lines rigged.
What I did was to hook the safety
cord onto the mainsheet as it goes on top of the cabin
top to get to the mast
. This actually felt like a good place to have a jack line.
Normally on monohulls the jacklines
runs along the gunnels (?not sure its the right English
word). If you get hit by a wave, you can get washed overboard
and hang in the cord beside the boat
attached to the jack line. Not ideal.
On a catamaran
, wouldn't the best way to run the safety
cord on the cabin
top, from the steering
station to the mast
. And a second one from the mast to the forestay. Maybe one more on the other side of the cabin top. Benefit is that you get hit by a wave and lose your balance, you will not get washed overboard
. I also cannot figure out why you would want to go anywhere else on the boat
, but I'm new to this.