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Old 15-02-2010, 12:45   #1
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Lifelines - Thanks to Knothead

It was time for new lifelines on Laurie Anne, actually well past time but I knew it was going to be a pain and expensive so I'd been putting it off. I debated different ways to go about it (take them to local riggers (which I haven't had great luck with on other projects), buy the wire and fittings and have the swages done somewhere, etc.) when I thought I would PM Knothead here since I had learned so much from his many posts. I'm really glad I did. Knotty (Steve) walked me through the whole thing and one week from when I mailed the old ones to him I had the new ones in my hands and they fit perfectly. All I had to do was take the old ones off the boat, remove the eyebolts and the pelican hooks for the gates, put them in a flat rate box from the USPS ($10 - no weight limit) and send them off. Steve gave me detailed intstructions on how to disassemble the pieces (eyebolts have loctite on threads so you need to heat before undoing the 5/16" LEFT hand threads, use soft jaws on vice, etc, etc). The whole project couldn't have been easier, and it was very reasonable too. I would highly recommend PM'ing Steve if you have lifelines to do, or any other rigging needs. Thanks again Knotty!
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I have a new main arriving this week. My old halyard was swollen & stiff causing me to have to pull the main down, and at times that was tough. I bought dyneema Euro, and tried to splice it with a friend. We were having no luck, and then I remembered Knotty's video. Pulled it up on the computer, and the splice was done in about 15 minutes. The instructions were easy to follow.........i2f
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Missed the video. Can you give us a link? Thanx
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John, Thanks for the kind words. Customers like you are a joy to work for.

Here is a link to one of my videos on You Tube. I suppose that the others can be found from this one.
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YEP, that's the video we watched.......i2f
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I have a new main arriving this week. My old halyard was swollen & stiff causing me to have to pull the main down, and at times that was tough. I bought dyneema Euro, and tried to splice it with a friend. We were having no luck, and then I remembered Knotty's video. Pulled it up on the computer, and the splice was done in about 15 minutes. The instructions were easy to follow.........i2f

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YEP, that's the video we watched.......i2f
I wonder if you shouldn't have used the core to core splice on that. (I have a video on that one too)
I'm not really familiar with the construction of dyneema Euro. It's high tech line isn't it?
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