{Stus-List} tethers

Frederick G Street fred at postaudio.net
Tue Jun 23 11:49:33 EDT 2009

I've sailed Lake Superior for over a dozen years now, in all sorts of  
weather.  Our usual sailing grounds are the Apostle Islands, where the  
waters are pretty protected, and actually get swimmable-warm during  
the summer.  But the average water temperature in the lake, year- 
round, is 40 deg F.  If you go overboard, you literally have a matter  
of minutes (or even seconds) before you won't be able to move; so I  
wear a tether to an inflatable with harness any time I'm on deck by  
myself during the day, and always at night.

Fred Street -- Minneapolis
S/V Oceanis (1979 C&C Landfall 38) -- Bayfield, WI

On Jun 23, 2009, at 10:14 AM, bushmark4 at aol.com wrote:

> Not wishing to sideline the original request for tether information,  
> I would like to know of the general wisdom about use of tethers  
> applies to those of us who sail on inland rivers and smaller lakes  
> as well as the off shore and Great Lakes venues? Thanks.
> Richard
> 1985 29 II
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