has anyone ever modified an older Trapeze Harness? I inherited two older ones with my new-used 18, but the guy I bought the boat from stood 5' tall and weighed 130 pounds soaking wet. I, on the other hand, am 5'9", 220 lbs. Needless to say, the harnesses don't fit me. They're the old style diapers with crotch straps and shoulder straps that go from mid-back over the shoulders and hook onto the trap hook.
I can get the diaper on, but the shoulder straps are about 10 inches too short to reach the trap hook. Has anyone ever attempted to lengthen these straps, or even used a short length of line to bridge the gap between the end of the strap and the hook?
Also, I've never used a trap rig before (no trap on the 14). About where should the trapeze hook sit on you? Bellybutton height? Belt Buckle height?
I don't mind buying a new harness if I have to, but if I can make these work then I can spend the $150 on other boat parts
Any help/insight would be appreciated. Thanks guys (and gals)