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Standard Safety Tether

$114.99

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Model # 8821464 | Mfg # WMT1-ADULT

Product Description

New and improved tether fastens easily, won't let go. Our new safety tether features high-strength nylon webbing with lock-stitched three-cord thread and non-magnetic stainless steel hardware.

The new and improved asymmetrical snap hook at the boat end incorporates the latest technology, reducing the risk of accidental release while still remaining easy to open when desired. Snap Shackle at the chest end is for quick release from the harness under load.

  • Overall length: 6 feet
  • Breaking Strength: 4,500 lbs.
  • Material: 1" nylon webbing
  • 1 year warranty

Specs

Standard Safety Tether

Boat End Hardware Snap Hook
Breaking Strength 4500 Pounds
Harness End Hardware Snap Shackle
Length 6 Feet
Meets ISAF Standard No
Warranty Details One Year

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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West Marine Standard Safety Tether
 
4.1

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (8)
  • Good protection (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual do-it-yourselfer (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Useful and reasonably priced

A previous reviewer complained about the cost of nylon webbing. Obviously they know nothing about the safety issues that result in the cost of safety tethers. If he wants to construct a cheap tether...Read complete review

A previous reviewer complained about the cost of nylon webbing. Obviously they know nothing about the safety issues that result in the cost of safety tethers. If he wants to construct a cheap tether I hope he knows how to swim. You get what you pay for. And when it comes to safety, this tether is reasonably priced.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Lanyard

Good quality but expensive.

Good quality but expensive.

Reviewed by 11 customers

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5.0

Repeat purchase

By Captain Pete

from New York

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adjustable Fit
  • Durable
  • Good Protection

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Keeps children tethered to the boat!
    • Security in heavy weather

    Comments about West Marine Standard Safety Tether:

    Have added this tether to my other tether and safety equipment. It does the job. Just make sure that a kid doesn't unclip the easy end!

     
    4.0

    Tether

    By Ka'imi

    from Honolulu

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

    • Awkward for clipping/unclipping with one hand

    Best Uses

    • Sailing

    Comments about West Marine Standard Safety Tether:

    For clipping into a jack line during heavy weather when sailing.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Safer than most shock-corded tethers

    By Cap'n Ron

    from Southern Chesapeake

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Protection

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about West Marine Standard Safety Tether:

        Can be shortened if necessary to prevent head reaching the water if wearer becomes an MOB. I like this simplicity, a guard against "drowning by PFD" (MOB's head is pulled under water by PFD collar when vessel is making way). I see the practicality of shock-corded tethers on deck in afternoon sailboat racing, but not for night sailing or long distance cruising.

         
        5.0

        Safety Tether

        By Pat

        from Tucson, AZ

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Protection
        • Handy Quick Release
        • Unobtrusive

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about West Marine Standard Safety Tether:

            We did a night crossing of the Gulf Stream heading towards the Bimini's. Our class required use of tethers. I found your tether never bound on the jack lines, was easy to place around stainless bars and your quick release beaded handle was easy to find without having to look down.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Meets US-Sailing and ISAF standards

            By Dave

            from Milwaukee, WI

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about West Marine Standard Safety Tether:

                Needed on long offshore races. Meets the new US-Sailing and ISAF standards for tethers.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Using with Jackline

                By Jaques

                from Tokyo, Japan.

                About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about West Marine Standard Safety Tether:

                    Standard Safety Tether

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Lanyard

                    By Pieces of Eight

                    from Houston

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about West Marine Standard Safety Tether:

                    Good quality but expensive.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Made for a gorilla

                    By Gumdoc

                    from Oakland, Ca

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Unobtrusive

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about West Marine Standard Safety Tether:

                        I'm a 300 pound gorilla. If I go overboard I need a tether the won't let me down to drown. I looked at the contracting/expanding tethers, but for a lesser price I got one that did not pull on my EFD, but rather fell slack so I don't even know it's there. But, I know it will be when it's needed. This beast could lift my yacht if it had to. Thanks, West Marine, for a great product at a great price.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        You get what you see

                        By Jim

                        from Dallas, TX

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about West Marine Standard Safety Tether:

                            The carabiner should be covered to reduce noise when moving along the deck.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

                            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Useful and reasonably priced

                            By Chesapeake Sailor

                            from Rockville, MD

                            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                            Pros

                            • Complete Coverage
                            • Durable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Safety

                              Comments about West Marine Standard Safety Tether:

                              A previous reviewer complained about the cost of nylon webbing. Obviously they know nothing about the safety issues that result in the cost of safety tethers. If he wants to construct a cheap tether I hope he knows how to swim. You get what you pay for. And when it comes to safety, this tether is reasonably priced.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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