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Any suggestions on the best layout for jacklines on a J80? 

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On 3/17/2019 at 11:04 PM, JdP said:

Any suggestions on the best layout for jacklines on a J80? 

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When I raced my J-80 in the Lahaina return (Maui to Oahu) I ran webbing (from REI, also used for climbing) from the bow mooring point aft to the stern pulpit.  I put it through a loop at the base of one of the amidships lifeline stanchions to keep it outboard of the jib cars.  It laid flat and created no issues with rigging and gave us a place to clip in.  I was glad to have it, too, as we had up to 40 knots on the wind instruments and some pretty big waves.  We hit 21 knots that race and kept it above 15 kts for over an hour.  Also blew out two chutes, but they were old and it was worth it.

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