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Synthetic Lifelines

I am looking to replace my aging steel lifelines, probably with the New England Ropes WR2 system...I don't want to reopen the debate about wire vs. synthetic (I am expecting mainly coastal cruising, the old girl is too slow to race, and I am hoping to save some money!), but am interested in any online resources or best practices.

In particular I am interested in the best way to manage the gate. My current wire system has the typical double rings, I assume to maintain tension when the gate is open...I wonder if this is even necessary; a long line with a thimble forward (for tensioning) and a pelican hook (with rope adaptor) at the stern end would be simplest (and cheapest).

Any pointers would be appreciated!

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Re: Synthetic Lifelines

I did it last year and haven't looked back...

This is how I did my splices and gates...

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