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post #6 of Old 02-21-2007
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Rope is great for lifelines. If you use it, please spend fifteen minutes every time before you go out checking for chafe at each stanchion. If you have sails or sheets that rub against the lifelines when you're sailing, please inspect them every four tacks or jibes, or every 2 hours, whichever comes first. Please also carry sufficient extra line to replace worn, cut, or UV-damaged lifelines. Four or five sets should get you through a busy season, and provide the sailing class at the club plenty of line to learn their knots with. These are some of the reasons that the ORC requires wire.
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