Jackstays or jacklines is essential to allow the crew to safely move around deck, while remaining clipped to a strongpoint at all times.
Polyester webbing, 30 mm wide.
Breaking strain : 2000 DaN.
Sold by the pair
(Shackle or hook not included. Minimum recommended breaking strain for shackle/hook : 2000 DaN.)
Unfortunately, this vital element of the "harness-tether-jackline" set is often neglected or, worse still, is often the result of a "DIY" assembly done by a non-safety specialist.
Plastimo reminds you the basic rules
A jackline must be rigged only on strong points designed for that purpose.
Strong points must be mounted through deck, with a reinforcing plate below deck, and must resist 3 tons minimum.
A jackline must run free of knots, and sewn joints must be tested and calibrated.
Jacklines should be positioned as far inboard as possible, in order to prevent falling over board.
Web jacklines will not roll under foot, as opposed to rope or wire.
Being made of fibres, jackline webbing is subject to ageing -even with no visible signs- due to UV-rays, sea water and temperature.
Ideally, jacklines should be taken down, rinsed and stored in a dry place for wintering.
Still, we strongly recommend to replace them regularly ; to be more specific, jacklines must be replaced after a period of 2 years of outdoor exposure.