Plastimo tips & tricks
The installation of jacklines is essential to allow shifting location on the deck, while remaining clipped to a strongpoint at all times. 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. 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 stronly recommend to replace them regularly ; to be more specific, jacklines must be replaced after a cumulated period of 2 years of outdoor exposure.