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New to Dyneema, want to make lifelines
So I'm adding stern rails on my little boat and will be re-doing the lifelines.
I think I'd like to do the lifelines in dyneema. It looks like it should be fairly simple. For the gate end get a pelican hook that has an eye instead of a wire swage. For the other end just tie it to the pulpit with lashings.
Per side/gate I'd need a pelican hook, a length of lifeline dyneema, and a short length of smaller dyneema for the lashing. Does that sound right?
What sort of dyneema is good for lifelines, and how do you splice it?
What should I order for the smaller dyneema?
I've never worked with dyneema before and I'm pretty new to splicing. I do have a fid, but it may be too big for dyneema.
Thanks in advance!
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