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Re: New England Ropes Synthetic lifelines?!?!

I'm still here. Yes you can use a thimble as your 'gate tension', just make sure that when you splice the line around the thimble you can still fit it through the stanchion. You'll probably still need to find a way to adjust for constructional stretch.

It'll be a little challenging. You may need to remove a stanchion near the gate to splice the line, then pull on the stanchion and reinstall.
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Re: New England Ropes Synthetic lifelines?!?!

Originally Posted by Stumble View Post
Agreed the weight is marginal, but it adds up

I can make an entire set of lifelines for less than the cost of the fittings on one wire lifeline. Even assuming that the synthetic has to be replaced more often, it is significantly less expensive.

Ever had your leg hair ripped out by wire? Or had stitches from meat hooks? I have had both, and trying to put in your own stitches 500 miles from shore is a bit uncomfortable.

I don't think wire is particularly difficult to install, so long as you have your own crimper, and somewhere to roll out the wire. I can splice a set of dyneema lifelines up then toss them in my sailing bag.
Nicopress sleeves cost a couple of bucks each, Wire is supoer cheap, I have had a lot given to me. My 1x19 SS has had zero meat hooks in 29 years of use.
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