I was just curious after reading the strong recommendation to use lifelines in the wayfarer book to know if anyone actually used them. I mostly sail my wayfarer on the West Coast of Scotland, and given that we never have a rescue boat or any such luxury close at hand, any reasonable way of making the boat safer is always appealing. I guessed since the idea has survived into the 5th edition of the Wayfarer Book that there must be at least some people who use them.
Given that nearly 70 people have read my post, there is clearly some interest in the topic. As I said before, if anyone has actually used lifelines, I would like to hear any comments on how they were set up and used.