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Knothead - My wholehearted recommendation

Earlier this year, knothead (a.k.a. Knotty) made a couple lifelines for me. It was a busy summer and he was very patient with my delays in getting him the final measurements. He provided instructions and insights on my options and was all-around very helpful.

In the end, I have 2 beautiful lifelines at a great price. With the reasonable price he offers, there's no reason to wait for a lifeline to fail when you need it most.

If you need lifelines, email him or send him a PM.

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I'm back in the work world (and not quite loving it as much as being on vacation).

I put the "tab" at the end of the tape measure into the backwards "D" shaped attachment point at the bow, then ran the measuring tape back. This means that the measurements might be 1/8" too big since a screwdriver would fit more snugly against the attachment point. (Subtract 1/8 inch if you want.)

There was also a slight sag in the tape, from doing it alone - but with a taut tape. Let me know if I should redo it with my "team" of kids.

At 30 feet (the limit of the measuring tape), I held still and restarted the measuring tape from that spot in mid-air as best I could. I got:
port side: 30 feet, 6 3/8 inches - subtract 1/8 inch
starboard side: 30 feet, 5 5/8 inches - subtract 1/8 inch
Here are the pictures of the final few inches, in case the measurements aren't quite right to you.





Thanks for the help and for your patience!

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Knot is indeed one of the great ones. Why go anywhere else for rigging needs?

Well done dude!
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I second (make that third) the recomendation - Steve (knothead) was great to work with when we replaced our standing rigging this spring. He walked us through the measuring process, gave us lots of good advice, and provided some beautiful new rigging that we installed ourselves.
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Knot is indeed one of the great ones. Why go anywhere else for rigging needs?

Well done dude!
Smack,

We replaced our bottom lifelines on both sides. I'm actually thinking about replacing my top lifelines too. Knottty was saying that once one goes, they are all getting close to end of life. I guess it's like headlights where you replace both when one goes out. It's different from headlights though. I imagine that they will fail at the worst possible moment, like when someone falls against them and is depending on them.

Even working on the hard, when I was applying new gel coat up near the rubrail, I sometimes found myself leaning on them for support. Not the thing to do really. On our boat, it's a long way down.

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Knothead is in the Tampa area. I would also give him a great reccomendation. He is good people, so is his wife.

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I'll jump on the wagon too and recommend Steve. I've had him do a couple of projects for me and both have turned out perfectly for a very reasonable price.
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The fact that KH has given freely excellent and helpful advice (for free) here in a business that is his livelihood, in a time of difficulty business-wise, speaks volumes...

Here's to you both!

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Great to know, new standing rigging is somewhere in my future.
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I am in the process of rigging my Endeavour and could use his services. Can someone post a link or contact info?

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