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Re: New England Ropes Synthetic lifelines?!?!

Yes, the WR2 is 100% dyneema core and dyneema cover. It can be spliced same as any other core to core (class II) splice. Dyneema will hold a splice just fine but the burry needs to be 72 x the diameter of the rope for it to hold.

I have a sample of it and I must say the white looks very sharp. I do hope people look into it for replacing their life lines. It's not exactly cheap. If you want cheap than the single braid in 1/4" will work great for 5+ years and is easy to install. I've done it on a few boats.
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Re: New England Ropes Synthetic lifelines?!?!

With 1X19 stainless being so effective, with zero problems, and used boaters supplies being awash in the stuff for very cheap, why would you use anything else?
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Re: New England Ropes Synthetic lifelines?!?!

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With 1X19 stainless being so effective, with zero problems, and used boaters supplies being awash in the stuff for very cheap, why would you use anything else?
Weight,
Comfort,
Price,
Ease of installation,

I am sure I could come up with a few more but these are off the top of my head.
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With 1X19 stainless being so effective, with zero problems, and used boaters supplies being awash in the stuff for very cheap, why would you use anything else?
I, for one, don't see why anyone would continue to use wire for something like that, except that it's cheap and available anywhere and everywhere.

Some people have different priorities than cheapness and availability.
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Weight,
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I am sure I could come up with a few more but these are off the top of my head.
Meathooks! Especially if using old wire.
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Re: New England Ropes Synthetic lifelines?!?!

+1, spectra is also much easier to inspect than wire. Wire basically gives very little warning that it will fail. It's looks great, then pop. You can visually see spectra breaking down over the years, hopefully motivating an owner to replace it.
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Re: New England Ropes Synthetic lifelines?!?!

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The NER WR2 is just double-braided Dyneema, which seems like an excellent choice for lifelines. You get the strength of Dyneema and additional chafe/sun protection by having the Dyneema cover. The only issue I have with this NER offering is the largest size is 5mm, meaning the core is less than 4mm, which does not meet the OSR requirements for larger boats (I don't recall the cutoff, but somewhere in the 35' range and up is 4mm minimum). If you don't care about OSR or for a smaller boat, then this may be a moot point, but the OSR is a good guide for offshore prep even if you aren't racing.

Lancelin, a French company, makes a 6mm Dyneema double-braid with a 4mm core and the cover has reflective strands. That is the route we are taking.
Can you share a link to the product? - They make many, and I cannot find one with reflective strands.
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Re: New England Ropes Synthetic lifelines?!?!

Google is your friend...

http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/4559794...ISSANTE_UK.pdf
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Re: New England Ropes Synthetic lifelines?!?!

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With 1X19 stainless being so effective, with zero problems, and used boaters supplies being awash in the stuff for very cheap, why would you use anything else?
then you have never fallen against it with bare skin
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Re: New England Ropes Synthetic lifelines?!?!

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With 1X19 stainless being so effective, with zero problems, and used boaters supplies being awash in the stuff for very cheap, why would you use anything else?
then you have never fallen against it with bare skin
Which, if true, would point to the FAR greater importance of the ability to safely move about your deck with alacrity - and the low probablity that Mr Swain will ever need to rely on a lifeline to "save" his life - than to the relative merits of wire vs. rope... (grin)
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