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Suncor Quick Attach Lifeline Question

I bought some Suncor 3/16 coated wire Lifeline kits months ago and am finally getting around to installing. Only 3 simple steps to install and somehow I've still got a question for someone who has done this: Do you need to strip the coating off the end of the wire to attach the jaws and pressure ring? They don't show this in the instructions, but then the instructions show all bare wire. I know the jaws must go on bare wire to work right, but would love to get confirmation.

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OK, no worries. I did 2 of them today, stripping the plastic coating first. No other way they would have worked. No too hard to do lifelines with the Suncor kit.
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Art,

That's pretty clever, posting the response to your own question.

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Well, it looked so lonely out there

Plus, I hate to see problems not closed out if there was a resolution!
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Glad you got it figured out, now tell me...do you like the results? I'm in the market for new lifelines and spoke with two different rigging companies about a quote at last year's Annapolis Boat Show. Would you believe, in this economy, I'm never received the quote. Called serveral times, one company even traveled from Annapolis to Rock Hall so they could see the boat and measure the lines...still no quote. I thought people were hurting for business!

I've looked at the Suncor catalog but haven't seen the actual hardware. What do you think? Would you do it again?
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What do you think? Would you do it again?
I'm very pleased with the result so far (only did one side--waiting to reattach the pushpit on the other side). They look nice and I'm trusting the reviews and Suncor that the fittings won't fail. And it really was quite easy, partly because we went with no gates. Four kits at a little over $400 gives you double lifelines on almost any size boat. It's a shame that the kits come with 40' of line each, as I'll end up with a bunch of 15' pieces left.

BTW, I didn't have cable cutters, but my cordless Dremel with a cutoff disc made short work of cutting the cables.
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I'm very pleased with the result so far (only did one side--waiting to reattach the pushpit on the other side). They look nice and I'm trusting the reviews and Suncor that the fittings won't fail. And it really was quite easy, partly because we went with no gates. Four kits at a little over $400 gives you double lifelines on almost any size boat. It's a shame that the kits come with 40' of line each, as I'll end up with a bunch of 15' pieces left.

BTW, I didn't have cable cutters, but my cordless Dremel with a cutoff disc made short work of cutting the cables.

I hope I'm not spoiling a good thing for SunCor but there is no reason that you can't buy the fittings that you need from them and then buy the correct amount of wire you need separately from your local supplier.

mgmhead, I have noticed how the quality of customer service has deteriorated lately. It's hard to understand. And as a struggling small business, it pisses me off.

I can't solicit business here, but if I could, I would have a price for you within two business days of receiving the particulars.
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