Evans shut down his page a while ago. Too bad, it was full of great info.There was a thread somewhere in which someone (Evans, I think) talked about making spliced eyes in the dyneema line with webbing cover. Does anyone remember where that was? My google-foo is weak today.
Yeah, I'll usually connect to something else while working, both if they reach. A shroud, cleat, taught line, stanchion, etc.I think someone mentioned above, but having good attachment points, where you will be working is important. The A to B for jacklines is a safety but thought of as in transit. At the mast or masts bow and cockpit we have something easy and close that can be clipped into. At this point when you are working it's most likely two hands and your focus is not on transit like when moving forward or aft. Something we are grossly negligent on has been safety drills etc. Using the harness for retrieval, Man overoard drills etc. I have to drill all the time on the ship and muscle memory is very crucial. In most cases people will default to their highest level of training in a crisis. A small portion will become imobalized and a small portion will not be effected at all, but the vast majority go into default training mode.
Best to keep all jack lines as close to centerline as possibleRig them so it's next to impossible to go overboard. Boarding a moving boat from the end of a tether while you're being dragged through the water is so much harder than you can imagine.
I removed my dodger so I could run a single jackline in the middle of the deck. Direct from the steering pedestal base, past the mast, to a mid-foredeck padeye. One of the best offshore things I did. Going around the old dodger on the side decks was the most dubious part of going forward.Best to keep all jack lines as close to centerline as possible .
I disagree that sailors cannot fabricate their own safety equipment. That's basically what you're saying.Cristoforo said:Yes you will find similar points made in that video's comments. A problem with novices like Sailing Uma and Sailing La Vag and other Youtubeers is the specific safety videos they put out are full of errors and bad ideas based on their unproven theories and lack of experience. I prefer not to choose and rely on a piece of safety equipment that is meant to save my life if it is ever needed, on the basis it may save me $50 if I can stitch one up myself with Walmart webbing and non locking carabiners. Some things are better left to the pros.