Lifeline replacement

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Dan Corcoran
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Lifeline replacement

Post by Dan Corcoran » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:20 am

One of my lifeline's lost it's metal end while racing Sunday, from my US built 2007 J/109. The wire slid out from inside it's connector. I feel I should replace all lifelines asap. Crew is asking for synthetic material.

Anyone have advice for doing so? Materials, techniques, what options I have to choose from? What fittings to use with synthetic lines? How long does this take?

Is mobius brummel eye splice a good option for someone who has no experience yet using a fid.
https://www.riggingdoctor.com/life-aboa ... -lifelines

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j30_rhapsody
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Re: Lifeline replacement

Post by j30_rhapsody » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:23 am

Stick with the stainless. The synthetic lifelines were allowed for offshore use but if it has not been rescinded already it will be due to failures from poor maintenance.

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Re: Lifeline replacement

Post by tkoetje » Wed May 02, 2018 2:24 pm

I had synthetic on my j/33, 1/4 inch sampson dyneema. switched back. lots of inspection/maint headache. How frayed is too much ? how confident are you in 25/35 knots ? approximately yearly replacement. no thanks.

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Re: Lifeline replacement

Post by Dan Corcoran » Thu May 03, 2018 2:00 pm

The rigger is asking me if the stainless turnbuckles are left handed or right handed. Anyone know?

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Re: Lifeline replacement

Post by j30_rhapsody » Thu May 03, 2018 2:02 pm

No telling without looking at them. Which way do you turn them to tighten?

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