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Dyneema Lifelines Installed

The coated steel lifelines I had were cracked every inch or so with sections of covering missing where it passed thru the stancions and "frays" of wire poking out along the length...

I read about the Dyneema Line being approved for use on racing boats so I thought I'd give it a try...(not to mention it's relatively inexpensive)...

On the Bow Pulpit I made a Brummel Splice and luggage tagged it to the loop...



Strung it thru the stancions and put on a layer of "tubular webbing" chafe guard and secured loose ends with a piece of shrink tubing...Keeps the webbing from unraveling and helps it slip thru the stancion when I un clip the line...



On the stern pulpit I used a pelican clip, ordered in an SS eyebolt of correct thread... I double whipped the loop of the eye with Dacron to cushion bend and attached with a regular push splice cross sewing to keep it from pulling out...



Pulled tight when I marked the loops and still have a few inchs of threads to adjust tension on Pelican Hooks...

Looks Better, no "pokies" and matching color...Whole project under $100..
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Re: Dyneema Lifelines Installed

Looks great, thanks for the pictures.
Where did you buy the stuff.
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Re: Dyneema Lifelines Installed

Worked out nice & looks good too! Seems like you will be ready Soon!--Good Job! ..Dale
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Re: Dyneema Lifelines Installed

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Looks great, thanks for the pictures.
Where did you buy the stuff.
E Bay...Actually a Dyneema SK-75 winch cable/line came with a 4' section of chafe webbing... under $50
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Re: Dyneema Lifelines Installed

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On the stern pulpit I used a pelican clip, ordered in an SS eyebolt of correct thread... I double whipped the loop of the eye with Dacron to cushion bend and attached with a regular push splice cross sewing to keep it from pulling out...



Pulled tight when I marked the loops and still have a few inchs of threads to adjust tension on Pelican Hooks...
Where did you find the eye-bolts (I'm assuming it is left hand thread, which is a trifle hard to find in SS eye-bolts)?
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Re: Dyneema Lifelines Installed

Hi Squid ... Looks great and a nice way to go NO rust to follow up on .. Paul
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Re: Dyneema Lifelines Installed

Good work!
It even comes in under the $100 Low-buck threshold. Mind if I borrow this idea?
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Where did you find the eye-bolts (I'm assuming it is left hand thread, which is a trifle hard to find in SS eye-bolts)?
Took some looking...Not left hand but UNF which added to the challenge and I wanted 2 1/2"-3" thread length not just 1" on end (for adjustment) ...Fastenal, Granger and McMaster Carr fell thru, but I found them at a specialty SS fastner co..."Unicorn Stainless"...
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Good work!
It even comes in under the $100 Low-buck threshold. Mind if I borrow this idea?
If promise not to call me "junior" anymore...

I was thinking of throwing my hat in the Low Buck Thread anyway, I got a couple of them...
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