Elastic harness tether. Retracts from 2 to 1 meter, with overload indicator, double action safety hook and quick opening snap shackle. Meets ORC regulations. Also webbing jackstays with fore-and-aft stoppers.
Webbing jacklines and harness tethers in 6-000-pound breaking strength webbing.
It is possible to go overboard and drown wearing a PFD's with harnesses attached to jacklines. Here's how to choose and rig jackline, harness, and tether for maximum safety.2 pages with photos.
Warning about a design flaw in many harness safety hooks.
Tests by the Sailing Foundation in Seattle of 21 harnesses and 17 tethers - dragging a crew member astern at 4 knots, comfort and convenience on deck, and a 6.6-foot drop - result in some failures, and a list of buyer recommendations.