Jacklines, Strength and Material

Chapter 4 of 9 in the Online Book Person Overboard Prevention


In the last post in this series I wrote about our system for staying attached to the boat at all times to avoid going overboard. In this post I’m going to get right down in the crabgrass (a Bermudian expression for mind numbing detail) and write about jacklines and some things we might be able to do to improve on them.

Note added August 1st 2013: Based on things we learnt from the comments to this chapter, we now believe that much of what I wrote here is wrong. Please see this chapter for an update to our thinking. The two chapters will be amalgamated and reconciled in the second edition.

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