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Re: Resources for lifeline replacement?
There really isn't much to research.... buy the wire, buy the fittings and do it. Norsenam and StaLoc fittings come with instructions.
There is a much discussed trend on SailNet regarding using dynema line in lieu of wire. IMO, there are pros and cons, but while the cost is somewhat lower by the time that you're done, the lines need replacing after a few years (4-5?).
IMO, since the swageless fittings are quite expensive compared with swaged fittings, it really isn't worth it to do it yourself with wire...and I say this as a dedicated DIYer. You DO NOT (repeat 3x) want to swage lifelines or standing rigging yourself. It takes specialized hydraulic tools that are costly.
I suggest riggingonly.com or Knothead here on SailNet. Send them your old lifelines and new ones come in the mail. Well worth it.
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Last edited by Sabreman; 03-02-2013 at 06:09 PM.