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Hi my name is Stephen and I'm looking to find out if 7x7 PVC coated lifelines are Coast Gard approved for off shore sailing and if there is a web site to that i can refer too for the answer?

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Hey stv - welcome to SN dude. No idea on the answer - but there's a guy here...Knothead....who's a pretty killer rigger, and very cool guy. Maybe he'll know.
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Hey stv - welcome to SN dude. No idea on the answer - but there's a guy here...Knothead....who's a pretty killer rigger, and very cool guy. Maybe he'll know.

Hey, as far a I know, my rigging has never killed anyone.

As far as the lifeline wire goes, I don't think that the coast guard cares that much. And frankly, I don't care that much what the coast guard chooses to approve and what it doesn't. As if they don't have better things to do than go around approving all kinds of stuff.
For technical information about what is coast guard approved and what is not, I suggest that you consult the Sailingdog. He seems to always know this stuff.

Ya know, I probably would have been wiser to wait until tomorrow to respond to this thread.
Oh well,

Stephen, Seriously now. What is your question? Are you a racer? I understand that some racing rules require that uncoated wire be used for some races.
Probably 1/3 of the lifelines I make are made of bare 1/19 wire. Still, I prefer coated 7 x 7 wire.
I like the fact that you can get 5/16' diameter without the weight or the cost. Plus I just like the looks of a nice set of white lifelines. They set off the lines of a boat. But that's just personal preference.

What motivates your question?
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I called the USCG sector long island sound and talked to the deputy commander. He said that the coast guard does not check life line rigging.
He agreed with me that some race committees, for example the upcoming Newport to Bermuda race do have such a rule but that rule is neither endorsed or enforced by the CG.

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Thanks David. That makes me look a little less stupid.
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I believe the ORC requires NO coating as it can hold moisture or hide problems.
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