Stus-List Source for replacement lifelines in Toronto? Now general lifeline information

Chuck Gilchrest csgilchrest at comcast.net
Tue May 14 10:58:30 EDT 2019


I’ll buy stainless wire lifelines the day the Spectra on my boat starts to rust.

Chuck Gilchrest 
S/V Half Magic
1983 35 Landfall 

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> On May 14, 2019, at 9:22 AM, Josh Muckley via CnC-List <cnc-list at cnc-list.com> wrote:
> 
> Mike, you're not exactly wrong about wire but in defense of UHMPE, it doesn't chafe or cut as easy as most other cordage and certainly not to the degree of ease as cotton or hemp cordage.  In fact, when splicing I'm always surprised that I have to make sure that my knife is quite sharp.  I actually see the "cutability" as a virtue since it could ease the retrieval of a MOB or clearing fouled rigging.  It's also relatively quick and easy to replace should you have to cut it. 
> 
> Josh Muckley
> S/V Sea Hawk 
> 1989 C&C 37+
> Solomons, MD
> 
> 
> 
>> On Tue, May 14, 2019, 8:55 AM Hoyt, Mike via CnC-List <cnc-list at cnc-list.com> wrote:
>> Just my opinion but I would not trust rope over wire.  It chafes and can be easily cut.
>> 
>>  
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>> From: CnC-List [mailto:cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com] On Behalf Of Jerome Tauber via CnC-List
>> Sent: Monday, May 13, 2019 7:04 PM
>> To: cnc-list at cnc-list.com
>> Cc: Jerome Tauber
>> Subject: Re: Stus-List Source for replacement lifelines in Toronto? Now general lifeline information
>> 
>>  
>> 
>> I checked those regs and they now permit HMPE rope lifelines. 
>> 
>> “Lifeline Specifications
>> 
>> Lifelines of stranded stainless steel wire
>> 
>> Lifelines of either:
>> 
>> stranded stainless steel wire
>> 
>> HMPE
>> 
>> The minimum diameter is specified in table 8 below
>> 
>> Stainless steel lifelines shall be uncoated and used without close-fitting sleeving, however, temporary sleeving may be fitted provided it is regularly removed for inspection.
>> 
>> A lanyard of synthetic rope may be used to secure lifelines provided the gap it closes does not exceed 100 mm (4”). This lanyard shall be replaced annually
>> 
>> All components of the lifeline enclosure system shall have a breaking strength no less than the lifeline
>> 
>> When HMPE is used, it shall be protected from chafe and spliced in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommended procedure.”
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