If you can work out a system that has the 'right' length', and won't interfere with other things you might want to do, it should work. I don't wan't too much length (a tangle of line in the water with me), but I want to have enough to wet exit easily.I have a contact tow on deck and wear a tow belt. They seem like potential options for tethering to my boat if conditions warrant. I can think of ways to incorporate a Wichard Quick Release Shackle without too much trouble. Do you think this is reasonable, or is there something about this idea that could be a problem?
Thanks, good points. So far I have not used them for much, the contact tow is a good mooring line, and good for rafting. I have thought about it for the paddle, but so far trapping the paddle under my tow belt seems to work well, but for rescue work that sounds like a good option. The tow belt would make for a rather long tether ... but I think it could be adjusted. I will think about it, plenty of time, as I do not expect much need to tether in the foreseeable future, but it sounds like a good option to have available if needed.If you can work out a system that has the 'right' length', and won't interfere with other things you might want to do, it should work. I don't wan't too much length (a tangle of line in the water with me), but I want to have enough to wet exit easily.
I use the large carabiner on my tow belt as a paddle leash during rescues (all practice so far) and during 'breaks' on the water - getting out a snack, fishing in the 'day' compartment for a different hat, etc. .
So that took the tow belt out of the equation for a tether.
I don't have a vehicle flash enough to have a really fancy key, but even a chipped key is expensive. My solution is that I have an expensive 'smart' key hidden inside my vehicle, and carry a cheap 'dumb' key in my PFD. This means that if I get back to the vehicle with little other than what I'm wearing I can gain access and then use the 'smart' key to get it started and running.Don't keys for newer cars cost hundreds of $$ ?
A Faraday Cage.If your own key is so clever it works by proximity, wrapping it in your tinfoil hat blocks the evil rays.
Or so I'm told!