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WEST MARINE ISAF-Specification Safety Tethers

Meeting all ISAF (International Sailing Federation) requirements for strength, design and features for sailboat racing, these safety tethers incorporate a lightweight aluminum double-action safety hook, built-in stress indicator and welded O-ring for improved security offshore, whether racing or cruising. The stress indicator features a bright overload flag that is exposed when the tether is stressed to the point of needing replacement (about 900lb. of force triggers the flag).

The boat-end aluminum safety hook has an easy-to-use double-action gate that automatically locks closed, so it won’t accidentally release from attachment points. Yet, it’s extremely easy to open in one ergonomic movement without pinching your hands. Internal elastic retracts when not under load, staying out of the way. Nonmagnetic, stainless-steel snap shackle at chest releases from the harness under load.

Customer Reviews
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
ISAF-Specification Double Safety Tether 11878691 283.SET.B
In stock online.

$169.99

ISAF-Specification Single Safety Tether 11878709 284.SET.B
In stock online.

$139.99

Product Description

Meeting all ISAF (International Sailing Federation) requirements for strength, design and features for sailboat racing, these safety tethers incorporate a lightweight aluminum double-action safety hook, built-in stress indicator and welded O-ring for improved security offshore, whether racing or cruising. The stress indicator features a bright overload flag that is exposed when the tether is stressed to the point of needing replacement (about 900lb. of force triggers the flag).

The boat-end aluminum safety hook has an easy-to-use double-action gate that automatically locks closed, so it won’t accidentally release from attachment points. Yet, it’s extremely easy to open in one ergonomic movement without pinching your hands. Internal elastic retracts when not under load, staying out of the way. Nonmagnetic, stainless-steel snap shackle at chest releases from the harness under load.

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4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (5)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Avid do-it-yourselfer (5)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (8)

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      4.0

      as advertised

      By pinetree

      from Maryland

      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Protection

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about ISAF Specification Safety Tethers:

          this is built to last

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Very solid!

          By Jayzona

          from Tucson, AZ

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Complete Coverage
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              The clip that attaches to the jackline is awesome. The clip that attaches to your vest can be detached almost too easily with a quick pull of the lanyard. I worried that the lanyard could easily get hooked on something and detach the teacher at the wrong time. Otherwise, great craftmanship, loved the teacher.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Heavy Duty and AWESOME

              By Roger the Shrubber

              from Dana Point, CA

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight but strong
              • Unobtrusive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Heavy Weather Sailing

                Comments about ISAF Specification Safety Tethers:

                This tether is AWESOME. I love the heavy duty carribiners attached to each tether. The tether is meant to take a severe punishing and survive. The clips are aluminum so they won't corrode. This also makes them light.
                It's so easy to snap in and out of these.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best tether I've used

                By Mexico Mike

                from Yachats, OR

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to use

                Cons

                • Expensive

                Best Uses

                • Offshore sailing

                Comments about ISAF Specification Safety Tethers:

                Really like the terminal clips, better than average carabiners. Clip easily to jacklines or whatever, and release as easily when desired. Wish it had the stack of 3 wooden beads on the harness-end snapshackle pendant like other models I've used, as this would make getting free in dire emergencies easier.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Double tether

                By sailor

                from Indianapolis, IN

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Performs well

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Off shore

                Comments about ISAF Specification Safety Tethers:

                Useed for offshore racing. Very pleased.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Great delivery. Be sure to price shop.

                (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Product

                By Gare Bear

                from St. George, KS

                About Me Professional

                Pros

                • Easy to use
                • Unobtrusive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sailing

                  Comments about ISAF Specification Safety Tethers:

                  I purchased the dual length tether and found that it was useful to clip one tether while disconnecting the other, thus allowing one to move about the boat past any obstructions and always be clipped in. I just clip them to the safety harness ring on my Offshore PFD when not in use and they generally stay out of the way.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Good product - good price

                  By Chesapeake Dave

                  from Washington DC

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to use
                  • Well made

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All types of Sailing
                    • Everyday Sailing

                    Comments about ISAF Specification Safety Tethers:

                    I bought this to go along with my Mustang AutoInflate PFD with Safety Harness.

                    It is well made, easy to use, and unobtrusive. The Double Hook makes it easier and safer to use and although I have not had to test its ability it gives added confidence that even if I do slip, that I will not fall overboard.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Solid

                    By Bernd

                    from Deale, MD

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Quality gates

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about ISAF Specification Safety Tethers:

                        This tether has quality gates and emergency release shackle. 3 and 6 foot retractable tubing gives you mobility while still being hooked in. Great safety device!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

                        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Best tether ever

                        By Moby

                        from Rochester NY

                        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Shackles work well

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Off shore

                        I used this tether daily for a 2000 mile sail. The Kong hook is a great invention and the snap shackle releases easily. [...]

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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