Originally Posted by malyea
- if I rig two jacklines on either side of the cabin down along each side deck
and I fall outboard with a 6’ tether ... I go over the side and drag along in the water
till I drown or release my quick release ... correct?
- if I rig a single
jackline on top of the cabin along the boats centerline and I fall outboard my 6’ tether keeps me onboard ... correct?
What am I missing?
DING! Ding! We have a winner. Getting from the cockpit
to forward of the dodger
is the issue. I like going out over the companionway
. On deliveries, where I don’t want to mess with an iffy dodger
, I rig lines along the side deck from the beam cleat to the stern cleat. From the cockpit
to forward of the dodger, I use the side deck, then clip onto the center jackline that is snubbed on the cabin top winch
Another method is to go from port stern cleat to starboard bow cleat, crossing the jackline aft of the mast