Originally Posted by TRevor Lawson
Hi just reading this thread, not something i have any expirence off, but with a long safety line, (to stop any trips etc, )could line not be put into a small bag like climbers use to stop tangles on unused rope and comes out as needed ?
If you really want to stay attached then mount a detachable bagged throw line to the console and give yourself a meter of the free end with a carabiner onto the waist "D" of your lifejacket. The velcro closure on the bag will stop it unfurling unnecessarily.
That way when on board your lifeline is contained and detachable, you'll have an unfurling safety line when clear of your vessel which you can unclip quickly should you need to but also doubles as a throw line when on board, which you should have anyway.
IMHO if you have it onboard fixed to the vessel, then you should fix yourself to it anyway if you're solo. As long as you can detach without tools (carabiner).