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Re: Stanchion Height
The general view is always higher is better. However, if you change the height of the top lifelines, whatcha gonna do with the bow & stern pulpits? It won't look too silly at the bow, but the stern sure will.
OTOH, the very best advice I've ever read (on CF) was: "Treat the edge of your boat as a 500 foot clif."
"Depending on "life"lines to "save" you is a fool's errand.
Stu Jackson, Catalina 34, 1986, M25 engine, Rocna 10 (22#), Maple Bay, BC, Canada