I just bought a set of Wichard Lyfsafe jacklines
. Very nice looking, but something that I only realized when reading the instructions for installation
appears to be that they're not easily removable.
There's a loop on one end, and the other end is supposed to go through a padeye, and then through a buckle which is provided. So far so good... BUT then there's this silly plastic cover that goes over the buckle and it looks like this secures the bitter end of the webbing and is neccessary to keep it from coming undone.
The problem is that the buckle cover goes on with 4 self tapping screws and I can't imagine removing the cover and buckle everytime I want to stow it away. (Even if I did, the self tappers would destroy the "thread" in the plastic cover after a few times).
So my question are ... - I've paid a lot of money
for the jacklines
, so would like to use them in some form... so:
1. Does anybody know is the buckle cover can be omitted safely? (Or is there an elegant
solution to securing the bitter end)
2. Can I fold the webbing over itself and sew a loop into the end and fasten it to my padeye with a shackle without losing strength?