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Old 13-01-2021, 05:05   #1
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Lifelines

I have a 45' Catamaran, and for whatever reason, the previous owners removed the lifelines on the bow.. In front of the trampolines. That's a safety issue. I have parts, I just don't know how to assemble them. I looked for videos, but haven't been able to find any.

Anyone here assemble their own? And if so, can you take me through the process? I'm mostly concerned about how to get the hardware fused to the cables...
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Re: Lifelines

Are we talking guard rails or life lines?

I normally have the rigger squeeze a ferrule on one end which a "clip" can be attached by screw thread and use a Stay-loc at the other end which allows you to fit, work out the exact length required and then cut to length.

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Re: Lifelines

Take a photo of your parts laid out.

Unless you’ve got suncor/staylok/hymod/etc.....you’ll need a rigger to stage the fittings in the wire.

If you’ve already got the wires with ends attached you’ll just need to attach them.
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Take a photo of your parts laid out.

Unless you’ve got suncor/staylok/hymod/etc.....you’ll need a rigger to stage the fittings in the wire.
So, why would I need a rigger to do it? You have the heavy wire lines... and the end pieces, right? so... you would just need the end pieces put on the lines Does that require specialty tools? or a welder or something?
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Are we talking guard rails or life lines?

I normally have the rigger squeeze a ferrule on one end which a "clip" can be attached by screw thread and use a Stay-loc at the other end which allows you to fit, work out the exact length required and then cut to length.

https://www.stalok.com/product-category/marine/
it's the life lines...
And I looked at that website.. those are the products I have... I would like one that attaches to a screw.. and then the other end with a clip so that I can un do them if I need to access the equipment at the bow...
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So, why would I need a rigger to do it? You have the heavy wire lines... and the end pieces, right? so... you would just need the end pieces put on the lines Does that require specialty tools? or a welder or something?


Like I said, depends on the end fittings.

Cs Johnson makes swage fittings that can be installed with a hand crimp tool. Otherwise you’ll need a hydraulic swage tool
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it's the life lines...
And I looked at that website.. those are the products I have... I would like one that attaches to a screw.. and then the other end with a clip so that I can un do them if I need to access the equipment at the bow...
My rigger uses a hoofing great swaging machine to make mine. Admittedly they probably make fittings for much bigger yachts than mine, but properly swaged fittings on the bow end don't cost much over the price of a Stay-loc. That said, I see no reason not to use a Stay-loc at each end.

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Toss the wire life lines and go dyneema. A tiny fraction of the weight and so easy to put in eye splices and thimbles yourself.
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