Need stainless wire recommendation... - SailNet Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 06-24-2001 Thread Starter
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 113
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15
Need stainless wire recommendation...

It''s time to replace the lifelines aboard WHOOSH. If I chose the conventional vinyl-covered 3/16" wire that I currently have, I''ll find few choices in wire, as only 1 or 2 manufacturers make such wire. OTOH, if I choose uncovered wire, my choices of wire should include alloys with more chromium, nickel & molybdenum and therefore less ''stainless'' and more presentable. As we''ve bounced around the Caribbean this year, we''ve seen many examples of how ''316'' wire nevertheless stains over time when the boat is rarely if ever washed down by either the owner or Mother Nature. Yet occasionally, we come across a boat with bare wire lifelines that have managed to remain shiny & presentable.

Leaving aside comments about wire construction & the value of vinyl covering, I''d welcome any suggestions of specific wire manfacturers that offer high-quality wire, highly resistant to surface corrosion. In short, I''m looking for super-austenitic stainless wire and not sure where to find it.

Many thanks!

Jack Tyler
jack_patricia is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 06-25-2001
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 629
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15
Need stainless wire recommendation...

we used 1x19 uncoated rigging wire for our lifelines . it has held up well in the caribbean.
orc rules do not allow coated lifeline wire.
fair winds
kimberlite is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Combination stainless steel chain/ galvanized steel anchor Grigrigrigoris Gear & Maintenance 11 07-03-2005 03:46 PM
Stainless 101 sailnaway Gear & Maintenance 2 01-28-2005 05:02 AM
Anchor Chain vs Dog Wire jb2of3 Gear & Maintenance 1 04-27-2003 04:13 AM
Stainless Chain Question grey99 Gear & Maintenance 4 10-15-2002 03:34 PM
Shore power problem! Burned ground wire at main breaker JohnDrake Gear & Maintenance 2 08-20-2002 05:08 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome