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over buoyancy aid then rashie and do not like it tight

all personal preference, theres no right way just what works for you
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Brilliant, thanks all.
Yeah, i was thinking of getting rid of the 'stopper' anyway, so you've all just confirmed that one.
Ive done a tiny amount of trapezing from cats, but not from dinghies yet so i'm looking forward to that - and the new high pitched voice by the sounds of it! LOL
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The under vs over depends on which best fits my ailing back.  You can always run the harness under the BA at the back, pass the straps through the neck hole and over at the front which stops the BA riding up if this is a problem.  A little bit of a bind to put on depending on the harness strap/buckle arrangement
 
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As for ruining rash vests, i always pull the rash vest over the hook and peirce a hole in it to make sure the rash vest doesn't ride up.  Not had any problem with them falling apart, having said that a rash vest is a cheap item of cloting anyway (most less then 20)

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Harness, BA, rash top over the top of all. Less to catch on.
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Originally posted by Contender 541

Very dependant on what the BA allows, however I always go under.


Tight is good - uncomfortable tight is better - you will be amazed just how much room you have when you are out on the wire and have your weight on it.
One note of caution - It took me a while to link breathlessness with too tight (the harness was very comfortable and a perfect fit when I was out on the wire, but restricted my breathing when I was in the boat)


Good post. It's amazing how your sailing suffers when you do this! I have a harness that is stiff around the hips and adjusted tight on the hips, and then quite lose on the shoulder strap.
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