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Lifeline project

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It was time for new lifelines on Laurie Anne, actually well past time but I knew it was going to be a pain and expensive so I'd been putting it off. I debated different ways to go about it (take them to local riggers (which I haven't had great luck with on other projects), buy the wire and fittings and have the swages done somewhere, etc.) when I thought I would PM Knothead here on SN since I had learned so much from his many posts. I'm really glad I did. Knotty (Steve) walked me through the whole thing and one week from when I mailed the old ones to him I had the new ones in my hands and they fit perfectly. All I had to do was take the old ones off the boat, remove the eyebolts and the pelican hooks for the gates, put them in a flat rate box from the USPS ($10 - no weight limit) and send them off. Steve gave me detailed intstructions on how to disassemble the pieces (eyebolts have loctite on threads so you need to heat before undoing the 5/16" LEFT hand threads, use soft jaws on vice, etc, etc). The whole project couldn't have been easier, and it was very reasonable too. I would highly recommend PM'ing Steve if you have lifelines to do, or any other rigging needs. Thanks again Knotty!

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Thank you for your posting. I too am considering replacing my vinyl coated, rusty lifelines. Can you provide the contact info for Knotty? There is a Knotty on the memberlist but he/she shows zero postings, so I don't know which Knot variation would lead me to Steve.

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PM "Knothead" here on SN. I don't want to put his ph# or email on without his OK.

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John, First, thank you for the job. The rigging business, just like most others has been terrible and getting a job out of the blue like yours is a godsend. Secondly, thanks for the kind words. I'm glad the experience was a positive one.
Decisive customers like you whose primary concern is not the bottom line but rather the quality of the work are a joy to work for.

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