Russ & Melody
russmel at telus.net
Tue Jun 23 23:23:59 EDT 2009
I made my tether outta Samson Amsteel 3/16"... about 3 times the
recommended strength. About 8 feet long, mobius brummel eye for each end,
ring hitch a regular carbiner on the one eye and ring hitch a snap shackle
(see Dennis comment) about 2 feet from other eye. This arrangement allows
for the standard 6 foot tether (but a bonus is the length is adjustable)
and the little 2 foot piece away from the snap shackle allows you to go
under jackline, or other strong point and back to the eye for a nice short
tether. VERY valuable if doing a task on a pitching foredeck which requires
you to stay close to one spot or for reefing the main if you're on the low
side of the mast.
The small section-loose eye is just taped to the standing part to keep it
out of the way.
I use the tether for night races, half a dozen times this year. Harness &
d'flatable PFD is a Mustang Offshore model.
Easy to "bungeefy" it if you want the elastic feature. The snap shackle
release needs to have a generously thick grab rope.
At 05:58 AM 6/23/2009, you wrote:
>Does anyone on the list use a tether and harness regularly? I would be
>interested to know the pros and cons of different models and also how you
>arranged connection points in the cockpit and on deck.
>1974 C&C 35, Alianna
>Head of St. Margaret's Bay, NS
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