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Lifeline Estimate

wire

Lifeline wire has traditionally been available in liS" and 3116" wire diameters. 1/4" wire is also available. That measurement is the actual wire core measurement; the vinyl coating increases the diameter to 7132', 5/16' and 3/S' respectively.

While larger wire is nicer to hang on to, and it is stronger (6100 Ibs. vs. 3700 los. vs. 1760 lbs.), it is also heavy and disproportionately large for small sailboats. For this reason, most boats use the two smaller size.

Racing sailboats should follow the ORC Regulations, which specify 1/8" wire on boats to 28' LOA, 5/32' to 43' LOA, and 3/16" over 43' LOA. These sizes are minimums; you can obviously use larger sizes. 5/32' wire is not common in the U.S., but we offer it on a custom basis since each terminal has to be built from separate component parts. Please ask for a quote if you are interested in 5/32' wire lifelines.

TERMINALS

The lifeline terminal fittings we offer are listed below. Please review the different options and measuring instructions for each type before proceeding. Use the Model # listed for the wire size you will be using when filling out the order specifications.
Pelican Hooks

Three types available. Approx. 1·1/2' adjustment.

Forged Pelican Hooks
1/8"
#543058
3/16"
#543041
1/4"
#119800
Sea Cure Pelican Hooks
1/8"
#159188
3/16"
#159196
Tubular/Stamped Pelican Hooks
1/8"
#543124
3/16"
#543132
Gate Eye Studs

316 stainless steel

Wire Thread Model #
1/8" 1/4" 166761
5/32" 1/4' 246209
Wire Thread Model #
3/16" 5/16" 166779
1/4" 318' 318107
Turnbuckles

Two styles available· closed or open body style.

1/8"
#543025
(ctosed)
1/4"
#348666
(ctosed)
1/8"
#285397
(tong)
3/16"
#543033
(closed)
1/4"
#348658
(open)
3/16"
#166704
(open)
Single Gate Eyes
1/8"
#113714
3/16"
#113730
1/4"
#119811
Single Swivel Gate Eyes
1/8"
#543140
3/16"
#543165
1/4"
#119860
Interlocking Gate Eyes
1/8"
#113748
3/16"
#113755
1/4"
#119910
Interlocking Swivel Gate Eyes
1/8"
#543157
3/16"
#543173
1/4"
#120140
Toggle Jaws

Non-aoiustabre terminal that connects to bails on pulpits. Measure to the bearing surface of the clevis pin.

1/8"
#543066
3/16"
#543074
Pass-thru Stanchions

This stanchion deSign allows lifelines and studs to be led through holes in the stanchion

Lifeline Adjusters
1/8"
#543181
(standard)
3/16"
#543199
1/8"
#285397
(tong)
Stanchions with Bails

Requue more terminals. wrucn ore generally toggle laws.

Gate Eyes

Can be lashed with light braided potvester for a strong, yet adjustable connection to the pushpit.

Lifeline Studs

316 stainless steel

Wire Stud Size   Model #
1/8" R 171704
1/8" L 113953
1/8" L 285330
1/8" R 166738
3/16" L 113961
3/16" R 166720
3/16" R 171710
Wire Stud Size   Model #
3/16" L 166753
3/16" R 166746
1/4" L 318115
1/4" L 318107
1/4" L 318099
1/4" L 318123
Measuring Gates
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Single Section Lifelines
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One Continuous Lifeline Section: This is the simplest. lightest, and least expensive installation. In general. a toggle 'jaw is used at Ihe forward attachment point (generally a bail on the bow pulpit), and one of several fittings is used to connect to the stern pulpit (pushpit). Many boats opt to use a gate eye and then lash the eye to the bail on the pushpit using light braided Dacron line. Alternatively. you can use a lifeline adjuster or turnbuckle. One variation is to use a pelican hook at the pushpit. so that the entire lifeline can be slacked when crew are boarding.

Double Section Lifelines
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Two Lifeline Sections: This is common on boats which do not have two stanchions adjacent to one another which form a "gate". By joining two lengths of lifeline wire at the aftermosl stanchion (or any other stanchion. but the aftermost is most common). the last section is used as a gate. while the last stanchion keeps the rest of the lifeline taut. This is inexpensive, and a potential upgrade for existing single section life lines.

Triple Section Lifelines
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Three Lifeline Sections: Many boats will have two stanchions about 24" apart. which are designed as a gate for boarding. To open and close the gate, pelican hooks are used which tighten the lifelines when in place. Interlocking "gate eyes" are used to form the hinge in the gate which keeps tension on Ihe rest of the lifeline, but allows the gate section to hang vertically when open. Some boat models have bails on the gate stanchions where each section of lifeline terminates. while others have holes through the stanchion that the lifeline passes through.

LIFELINE
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Upper
Lower
Finished Lengths
Port Starboard
Wire
(Model#)
Fittings (Model#)
Aft Forward
Upper Aft
Upper Forward
Lower Aft
Lower Forward
Upper Aft
Upper Gate
Upper Forward
Lower Aft
Lower Gate
Lower Forward
 
Upper Lower
Port Starboard