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post #7 of Old 05-27-2010
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Originally Posted by knothead View Post

Truthfully though, if your fittings are seized up, they should be replaced.

Good luck.
Please listen to Knotty!!! If they are so rusted that they are siezed, you cannot be sure that the rust is the only problem.

The saying "penny wise, pound foolish" certainly applies here. You are literally gambling with the safety of you and your crew here for a relatively inexpensive rigging job.

You can struggle with the existing stuff, and always have that nagging worry in the back of your mind about whether or not the old ones will fail.

Or you can replace the lifelines with new ones and have a secure feeling that they can be depended on to do their job -- helping to keep captain and crew aboard the boat.

Your choice, but I know which one I'd make.

Last edited by PorFin; 05-27-2010 at 08:36 AM.
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