Stus-List Jacklines

Frederick G Street fred at
Wed May 16 13:02:16 EDT 2012

Eric -- most experienced sailors say to end the jacklines a few feet (the length of your tether) short of the stern, so there's no way you can be hanging a tether's length aft of the boat, being dragged along, if you happen to go over the side.

Fred Street -- Minneapolis
S/V Oceanis (1979 C&C Landfall 38) -- on the hard in Bayfield, WI   :^(

On May 16, 2012, at 11:59 AM, Eric Frank wrote:

> Without knowing how experienced sailors run jacklines, I ran a double set back from the short track near the bow along the deck on each side all the way back to the big mooring cleats on the stern.  Is that a bad idea?  It does mean I have to decide before leaving the cockpit which side of the boat I want to be on, but by the time I am forward of the mast, I can easily get to either side with a fairly short tether.
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