Hiking Straps

Centerboard Trunk Mounted


Floor Mounted


Note the use of shock cord to keep hiking straps off the floor so that they are easier to slip your foot under. Also note that some sailors prefer foam tubing over their hiking straps while others prefer their hiking straps “naked”.

You may make hiking straps that are adjustable to the leg length of the skipper and crew by putting a loop in each end of the strap and using a short piece of line to tie it to the fitting on the boat. By varying where you tie each end, you can shorten or lengthen each strap. Sorry, but I don’t have a photo of this.