If you plan to race
, be aware that (after being previously approved) Dyneema lifelines
have been once again prohibited for certain categories of race. Look at the latest U.S. Sailing and OSF rules.
I switched over to bare 1x19 stainless lifelines
, but before pulling the coated lifelines I stripped off a few feet of the old plastic coating, using a knife and a "shaving" motion. The plastic was still pretty new, so I had no problem taking it off. I discovered that the stainless had surface corrosion
, and some of the fine wires were in bad shape. I would not have wanted to depend on that 7x7 stripped wire. The 1x19 wire has held up great for ten years now, and it looks good for at least a few years more.