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Old 03-05-2016, 08:46   #1
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Hardware to remove aft section of lifeline

I have double lifelines on my Irwin Citation 30 and I'm thinking about removing just the aft lower sections between the last stanchion and stern pushpit. Upper sections has welded eye for pelican hook so it's easy to remove for boarding. The lower line serves no real protection in the cockpit and although I haven't tripped over it yet, I'm just counting down the days.

Does anyone know of a fitting that will terminate one end to the stanchion and on the other side have an eye?

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Re: Hardware to remove aft section of lifeline

My lower lifelines were a bit of an afterthought as they run through fairleads. I removed my lower lifeline in that same area so I could get a full turn on the jib sheet winch. (Winch has been removed as I was upgrading to self-tailers) Mine was easy as there was a gate there just like the uppers. You could have your lifeline cut down and an eye swaged onto the end sort of like what's on my upper lifeline such that you could replace the lower lifeline segment if you ever wanted to...
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Re: Hardware to remove aft section of lifeline

A friend of mine is switching from wire to Spectra (or equivalent other) for his lifelines. You can make your own if you can do the fairly easy splicing of this single braid line and get fittings to match each end. Defenders, Fisheries and many other chandleries carry the fittings. Probably West Marine too. If I ever have to replace my lifelines I will go this way.
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Re: Hardware to remove aft section of lifeline

I am generally leaning towards adding rather than removing.

STILL, you can cut the lower one just short of the forward stanchion and terminate it (eye terminal or similar), then lash it to the stanchion with small dia polyester rope.

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...Does anyone know of a fitting that will terminate one end to the stanchion and on the other side have an eye?
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