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Re: Double or single lifelines?
All I get is a red X.
Johnson makes hardware, did they spcify why it should be replaced every 3 years? Synthetic line has come a long way since SK60 was introduced. They coat the lines with a UV blocker and it holds up very well in sunlight. I would suggest every 5 years unless there's chafe issues, and that's only b/c there hasn't been more data available.
By the time you add in your gate and other fittings for wire, you'll still be cheaper using synthetic. More importantly, it's easier, and faster to make repairs, not to mention lighter.
But it sounds like you're set on wire. For me, I'll never put wire lifelines on a boat again. Just not worth it. The catamaran I did we put in pelican hooks and other fittings to drop both sets of lifelines.
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