Tethers and harnesses are only as good as the jacklines to which they are attached. Jacklines are often too stretchy, especially those made of webbing. Remember that jacklines are meant to keep you on the boat, not trolling in the water behind it.
APS Custom Jacklines start with 1/4 in. spectra line that is low stretch, abrasion resistant and has a 6600 lbs. tensile strength. We eye splice each end; one end can be shackled or luggage tagged and the other lashed and tensioned with some 1/8 in. spectra line (sold separately). We then cover the entire length with tubular Polyester webbing to protect the spectra line and keep it from rolling under your feet.
- 1/4 in. AmSteel Blue - SMAB14 $1.65/ft
- 1 in. tubular webbing - BBE124 $.43/ft.
- ** Labor per jackline is $34.00
Consider terminating your jacklines at an aft point that is a whole tether length forward of the stern to minimize the danger of falling out of the boat while tethered.
To ensure that your specific rigging needs are communicated correctly, please call us at 800-729-9767 with your requirements.