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post #14 of Old 01-07-2019
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Re: New Lifelines

Iíve never had a failure of my coated SS lifelines which were replaced on a 12-13 yr cycle for my 28 yr old boat. About 2 years ago I switched to uncoated 316 SS for uppers and lowers. It appears that my old lifelines were probably lower grade 304 SS, based on the discoloration of the (originally) white vinyl cover from internal corrosion.

I understand the dyneema attraction, butólike SanderOóIím comfortable staying with a traditional, time-proven system.
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