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11 hours ago, Dr Dave said:

Cheers Dtwo

I will only clip onto a "jackline" on deck. Also beware of lateral loads

There are a number of incidents where people have come to grief attaching to stays or bollards

See https://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/200975/Tether-hook-angle-was-crucial-factor-in-death

Regards

Dr Dave

Gee, interesting. Not much strength In that situation, 200kgs

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On 16/07/2020 at 7:51 PM, Dr Dave said:

Cheers Dtwo

I will only clip onto a "jackline" on deck. Also beware of lateral loads

There are a number of incidents where people have come to grief attaching to stays or bollards

See https://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/200975/Tether-hook-angle-was-crucial-factor-in-death

Regards

Dr Dave

Hi Dave, Sorry that this is a serious thread drift, But

Those standard clips on tethers are a very poor design.  Their flat cross section is a really bad  design since side loads bend it in that directing like bending a butter knife sideways. It's unrealistic to expect these things to never see side loading

Even a standard medium quality 23kn aluminum oval carabiner will do 612 kg on a side load. See attachment from Petzl.com  The stainless steel rescue carabiners will do allot more than this. Trying to keep your jack lines away from cleats and deck fittings is not that easy. 

Sorry for the drift

Side Loaded Carabiner.png

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