Originally Posted by Vasco
Are there any boats other than Amels that have "solid" lifelines
My old man on both his last Motorsailor (27') and his current
MOBO (33'), converted his lifelines
to solid using stainless steel
tube (actually he "just" wrote the cheques for it!).
Obviously not as cheap
as replacing the wire, but it is a one time deal and you then know
they are still good. They looked / look like original spec.
As already said, it makes the stanchions far more solid - plus I find it does give a greater feeling of security
when moving around the decks or leaning over the lifelines and stretching for something (I know yer shouldn't - but yer do
) as well as giving a bit less for ropes and sheets
to catch on / easier to a run over.
If I ever get that far down my existing list of things to do, I would certainly like to go down this route