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lbalogh
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Jack lines and tethers

what is best way to run and attach ?
 

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Chachere
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West Marine sells a kit of 30' polyester webbing jackline with a 12" eye in each end.
On our '83, we secure the aft end to the most forward stanchion of the stern pushpit (i.e., feed the standing end through the loop) and run it forward, inside the shrouds, to a cleat in the middle of the foredeck (which a prior owner added to secure the anchor).
 

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Matthew Chachère
s/v ¡Que Chévere! #466
1985 C36 MKI tall rig fin keel M25
Homeported in eastern Long Island, NY

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Parsons
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I bought the ​​Wichard Lyf'Safe Jackline Kit from Defender (36-foot) and secured them to the forward cleats on both sides.  I ran them aft, outside the shrouds, to the aft stanchion of the lifeline gate. That way you could clip-on before leaving the cockpit going forward, but if you were wearing a six-foot teather you still could not be dragged aft.  

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John Parsons
"Water Music" 1999 Catalina 36 Mk II - Hull 1771
Tall Rig, Fin Keel
Bay City, MI, USA
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LeslieTroyer
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My jacklines run from the aft gate stantion inside the shrouds up to a U bolt just forward of the deck lights ( probably installed for a spinnaker pole fore-guy/downhaul).  

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Les & Trish Troyer
Mahalo 
Everett, WA
1983 C-36 Hull #0094
C-36 MK 1 Technical Editor. 
c111angels
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I thought jacklines ran inside the shrouds

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Charles E. Lapp, III & JoAnne Lapp
Class Sea "M"
1990 C36 MK1
Sail # 1053
Great South Bay, Long Island
Peconic Bay, Gardiners Bay
Eastern end of Long Island

 
lbalogh
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Thanks for input on jack lines now I saw a tether on YouTube that was designed for solo sailors which I do a lot does anyone know where to purchase such a device?

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LCBrandt
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One of the safest places on the boat is INSIDE the shrouds. Therefore I always attach my jacklines at the bow cleats, run aft inside the shrouds, and attach to stern cleats, with the excess coiled and tied to the stern pulpit.

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Larry Brandt
S/V High Flight #2109
Pacific Northwest, PDX-based
2002 C-36 mkII SR/FK M35B
 

ScottishDuncan
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I bet a cleat is better than a stanchion in terms of strength for attachment. Bow cleat to stern cleat sounds like the way to go.

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Duncan McNeill
1984 Catalina 36 #178
standard rig fin keel M25
Channel Islands
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