Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
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I have two sets. Both webbing. The first runs from the cleat on top of the windlass down both sides over all sheets etc to the big stern cleats either side.
The second one goes, again from the cleat on the windlass down the center of the boat either side of the mast to the ring on the deck in front of the windscreen.
I concur with you that to go overboard tethered with the boat doing my average of 8 knots would be lethal. Particularly if the off watch is asleep. .
Reality, to have a practical way of tethering that will prevent you falling over in any circumstance when WORKING on deck is in practical terms all but impossible. Dual tethers help, one short, one long.
I have a few cast iron rules off shore based on this truth.
Tethered or not, go overboard and you are dead unless you are very lucky
Whatever the weather if you leave the cabin you are harnessed and tethered always even sitting in the cockpit.
Never leave the cockpit without attaching the tether to the jack lines first. Never go on deck at night unless the off watch crew is roused and has sight of you. Day or night off watch crew should be aware every time you go on deck.
If some one goes overboard, tethered or not, Stop the boat as fast as you can, Swing head to wind