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Re: Lashing for Dyneema lifelines?
Yes- I actually do mean lashing (as the guy above shows in the photo). You can almost see how it's done from the Colligomarine web-site, but it's still kind of a mystery. Whipping I'm familiar with- I've whipped the eye-splice at the throat of these Dyneema lines to help stabilize the splice and do a better job keeping the thimble in place. The lashing will attach these to both stern and bow railing. I'm sure there's something out there... What I'd like to avoid is having my lashing be the weak link in the lifelines. They need to meet ISAF cat 1 offshore regs, but there's no specification anywhere on how many turns is recommended for this sort of lashing, or what hitches are to be used to keep it from working loose.