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Old 26-04-2015, 19:11   #46
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Re: Synthetic lifelines DIY

Stern rail attachment recycled my old adjusters with new eye bolts.
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Old 29-11-2015, 13:03   #47
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Re: Synthetic lifelines DIY

Great money saving post. I am about to tackle this same project on my Catalina 27. One question (at least for now), what size fid did you use for the 5/32 amsteel blue rope?
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Old 29-11-2015, 19:30   #48
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I just used the Samson fid, size not too important for a Brummel splice.

BTW, the steel springs in my Cheapo Chinese pelicam hooks are failing. I am replacing with stainless springs from McMaster, $5 for 6 springs, enough to do them all.
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I used a length of SS seizing wire, which worked very well too.
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