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Re: New to Dyneema, want to make lifelines
I've not made lifelines, but I have made a harness, where four lines needed to be of equal length, with splices on all eight ends. Getting the lengths right was trickier than I expected. I used Brummell splices, so a do over was possible, once or twice. The first end is easy. The other end is tougher, if you're forced to "invert" the knot. I just used a larger fid and got the eye on the opposite end to go through the line.
As others mentioned, there will be some stretch to be readjusted, after she settles for a bit. Not sure of your plan for this. If you tie the thimbled end to your stanchions, they could be retied, if your lines aren't too long. If you are tying to a turnbuckle, or an eye bolt on the end of a pelican hook, your length is critical. Long enough to allow for grabbing enough threads, but not so long you run out of tightening space. Lets us know how you make out. Good luck. Pics please!
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