{Stus-List} tethers

Conrad Falkson falkson at sympatico.ca
Wed Jun 24 22:31:42 EDT 2009


I believe you should always use a tether after dark or if alone on deck no
matter where or what the weather conditions are.

Conrad Falkson

-----Original Message-----
From: cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com [mailto:cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com]
On Behalf Of Bill Wise
Sent: June 24, 2009 12:15
To: cnc-list at cnc-list.com
Subject: Re: {Stus-List} tethers

As someone else said.  Safety first!

About 30 years ago, we lost one of our best sailors on Lake Lanier (a 
50,000 acre lake in Georgia) when he was shoved out of the boat by an 
accidental gybe at night.  He hollared to his wife who turned the boat 
around to pull him in but she never found him.  His body was found the 
next day.  The water temperature in Georgia is rarely below 60 degrees.  
He was an excellent swimmer and his wife was an adequate sailor.  A 
tether would have saved him.  Probably a good life jacket would have 
saved him as well.  But we get complacent with our skills, our 
environment and our history (hasn't happened to me yet).  For sure, you 
cannot take too much caution.  However, it's easy to take too little 
caution.
Bill
1974 25 I

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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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gavin Peters <gpeters at deepsky.com>
> To: cnc-list at cnc-list.com
> Sent: Tue, Jun 23, 2009 10:59 am
> Subject: Re: {Stus-List} tethers
>
> When I singlehand I do; and also at night offshore when the wife and
> kids are tucked in below.
>
> I use a mustang auto-inflating PFD with harness.  The tether is a
> mustang stretching tether with dual connecitons, so I can attach at a
> new location before detaching at the old.
>
> In the cockpit just outside the companionway I have two U bolts, which
> is the place to attach on your way out.  On the side decks, I run
> polyester webbing on each side deck, from a shackle near the cockpit
> up to the cleat at the bow; for going forward.
>
> - Gavin
>  
> On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 09:58:36AM -0300, dwight veinot 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.
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Dwight Veinot
> > 
> > 1974 C&C 35, Alianna
> > 
> > Head of St. Margaret's Bay, NS
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> >  
> > 
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