Cockpit pad eyes

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Frank Heyniger
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Cockpit pad eyes

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I will be going on a long trip this summer and have been thinking about installing two pad eyes in the cockpit. Has anyone done this , and if so, would you please let me know where you installed them.

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Tim April IV
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Usage?

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Frank - I saw your note on the mail list and it made me wonder what purpose you had in mind for the padeyes?
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Frank Heyniger
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Pad eyes

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Tim, tThe pad eyes are for tether attachment in the cockpit.

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Re: Cockpit pad eyes

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We had folding pad eyes installed on the lower port side of the companionway opening ( to tether into when coming up into the cockpit from below) and on the lower starboard side of the bench where the helmsman sits/stands.
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TBOT422
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Re: Cockpit pad eyes

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Wally,

Do you run a jack line between the pad eyes or do you simply hook and unhook when moving to the helm?

We just purchased automatic PFDs with harnesses with plans of doing more overnight sailing next year and are interested in where people hook up the tethers and if and how they configure jack lines (which seem like a great thing to trip over) or whether they just clip on to the life lines if they have to go forward.

I had been thinking of adding a couple of pad eyes below the helm seat and clip in to the windward pad eye.

Thanks for any information or suggestions.
Gary & Janet
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