I finally got around to installing jacklines on the boat. I had purchased the hardware a month ago and had got the actual lines made up last winter. All I had to do was drill some holes and bed the hardware – about 1 hour worth of work that I’ve put off for far too long. As you can see I mounted some real heavy ‘D’ rings to the side of the cabin right in front of the cockpit combing. Then ran the lines to my anchor cleats. With this set up I can reach around to clip on with out leaving the safety of the cockpit. Also they are easily removed when not needed. For now I will leave them on and with give the boy a try on them with a harness. That way I can work on deck and not worry about him going over. See my post Keeping the Boy on the Boat for more info on how we keep our 20 month old safe on board.