Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: British Columbia
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Re: Replacement of vinyl lifelines
Nope, you have ugly railings. I'll take my chances with lifelines.
Taking style over substance priorities to sea can get you killed. There was time when any lifelines at all were considered ugly. Killed a lot of sailors. Wisdom eventually began to sink thru the ivory.
I can think of nothing uglier than seeing any boat sailing away without me, while I tread water, admiring her "Yachtie" but inadequate lifelines.
I could never see beauty in dainty, fragile, yachtieness, only foolishness.
I'm no longer foolish enough to buy such naive priorities.
Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"
Last edited by Brent Swain; 09-20-2012 at 03:26 PM.