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Alastair Currie

In my industry we have a saying, “the safest job is the one you don’t do.” A lot of folks think it means don’t do anything to be safe. It is about planning, so that the worker turns up with the write tools, procedures, risk assessment, controls and skill to the job. The “ one you don’t do” is the added tasks associated with not having planned the job properly.
Centre line, or near to centre line jackstays fit within this idea, as they are part of a system that removes risks and thus other potential jobs.
Much the same with the articles you publish. I frequently find myself thinking about my own boat and how it measures up.

Terence Thatcher

Some scary racing accidents in Seattle this spring add another related error. NEVER wear an inflatable life jacket and harness without leg straps. That error makes self help and retrieval much more difficult.

Peter Dunbar

John and Amanda have been preaching the benefit of high lifelines for decades. I used them when I sailed on Mahina and they were super easy to use and totally logical. It’s hard to see how you would die on such a system.