|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|09-06-2007 11:08 PM|
Originally Posted by Lancer28 View Post
|09-06-2007 11:00 PM|
I think the non-metal lifelines would be more comfortable to smash into in rough seas than a hard line.
Honestly, I would trust my splicing and rigging into double braid spectra than those pinch-on metal things that have slipped out on me in the past.
Another thought, was what if I had a MOB and he somehow needed us to grab him over a lifeline or was entangled? I carry a rigging knife on my belt, but not a bolt cutter... time counts in our cold waters for MOB and hypothermia sets in fast. I could easily cut through it and make the grab.
|09-06-2007 05:43 PM|
|sailingdog||Yup... ISAF just redid their safety guidelines to exclude coated lifelines a few years ago.|
|09-06-2007 04:41 PM|
|tenuki||The riggers I talked to this spring when I got my lifelines replaced all said they didn't even do coated lines anymore due to safety concerns. I think it is in some racing rules now too.|
|09-06-2007 04:19 PM|
|sailingdog||Spectra is lighter and easier on the hands than stainless steel, but not as abrasion resistant. But uncovered stainless steel is much better than vinyl coated stainless.|
|09-06-2007 01:20 PM|
Why not? The Dashews uses it: http://www.setsail.com/c_central/tec...llconnect.html
Actually it seems like a great idea
|09-06-2007 01:17 PM|
Lot of people are using Spectra.
|09-06-2007 01:11 PM|
Lifeline Material, SS only?
On lifelines, could I potentially use a nice white and color specked double braid line, or does it have to be Stainless Steel?
I like having a new look to my lifelines rather than how crummy the plastic coated Stainless ones have been looking only after a year of being on the boat. I wouldn't mind replacing them often, but the cost is prohibitive on Stainless, and why I'm asking about using poly double braid or something similar.