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JanS48
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Initially Posted - 05/28/2021 :  07:36:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone
I'm in need of the cockpit lifeline on the port side, it need to be an eyelet on both ends (5/16 or 3/8) hole and 52" eyelet to eyelet.
Does anyone know of a place that makes these up? I see kits available using swagless connectors but I'd much prefer the std swagged type.
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Jan

82 C25 SR FK
Sailing out of Newport Harbor.

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Response Posted - 05/28/2021 :  08:12:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I never looked for someone to do that job, but expect any sailboat rigger would have the materials and equipment to do that job. If you'll google "rhode island sailboat riggers", you'll find several in your area.

Steve Milby C&C 35 Landfall ("Captiva Wind"); Cal 25 ("Fahrvergnügen")
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JanS48
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Response Posted - 05/28/2021 :  10:48:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'll give that a shot, thanks Steve.

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Voyager
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Response Posted - 05/30/2021 :  17:51:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Jan, please post if you get a good rigger. My lifelines have seen better days as well… I have a Pelican Clip on one side, it’s very handy.

Bruce Ross
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bigelowp
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Response Posted - 06/01/2021 :  13:37:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I believe you can purchase a kit from Catalina Direct and maybe able to do it yourself. I had mine replaced several years ago by the rigger at the yard I keep my boat. It was not cheap, but far less than I had expected and well worth it. My guess is any boat yard could replace lifelines with or without a CD kit.

Peter Bigelow
C-25 TR/FK #2092 Limerick
Rowayton, Ct
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NautiC25
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Response Posted - 06/07/2021 :  05:54:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by JanS48

Hi everyone
I'm in need of the cockpit lifeline on the port side, it need to be an eyelet on both ends (5/16 or 3/8) hole and 52" eyelet to eyelet.
Does anyone know of a place that makes these up? I see kits available using swagless connectors but I'd much prefer the std swagged type.
Thanks
Jan


You guys should really consider making them yourself with dyneema Amsteel. I did mine with this and never looked back! It was super easy to splice, cheaper, lightweight, doesn't rust, and looks great! I've had mine on for 10yrs now and don't believe it needs any attending.

If you decide to go with it and need help just let me know.

1989 C-25 TR/WK #5894
Miss Behavin'
Sittin' in LCYC on Canyon Lake, Texas

Edited by - NautiC25 on 06/07/2021 05:57:56
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Voyager
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Response Posted - 06/08/2021 :  13:11:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jonathan, using the Amsteel line, is the material stiff like stainless steel wire rope or loose like line? I rely on my lifeline being springy and stiff so when it’s disconnected it doesn’t drop down into the water.

Bruce Ross
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NautiC25
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Response Posted - 09/03/2021 :  06:37:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Jonathan, using the Amsteel line, is the material stiff like stainless steel wire rope or loose like line? I rely on my lifeline being springy and stiff so when it’s disconnected it doesn’t drop down into the water.


It's loose like a rope. However, I pull tension on it down the stanchions, full length of the boat, up to the first gate stanchion where it's tied up. The gate line itself is also hooked up tight, but yes, it will just fall "limp" when unhooked. I'm not sure how it's much different than wire though?

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Lee Panza
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Response Posted - 09/03/2021 :  09:00:53  Show Profile  Visit Lee Panza's Homepage  Reply with Quote
While my personal preference is to stay with SS cables for the lifelines elsewhere, I've been considering replacing the sections at the gates with Amsteel specifically because it would be more "limp" than SS. When I unhook my current SS gate cable and let it lie on the cockpit bench, it droops partially across the opening between the stanchions and presents a tripping hazard (I've caught the one on the dock side several times with a foot). An Amsteel line would droop vertically down from the stanchion. Even if part of it falls over the outside of the combing, the weight of the pelican hook would keep the loose end inside the cockpit. By the way, C.S. Johnson has a whole line of fittings for Amsteel lifelines. They're generally offered by chandleries in the hard-anodized aluminum version, but they are also manufactured in 316SS.

The trouble with a destination - any destination, really - is that it interrupts The Journey.

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bigelowp
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Response Posted - 09/03/2021 :  15:00:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
One other thought -- there are marine salvage companies that may have the right length from a parted out C-25 or similar boat. There is one in Boston I have used for some parts, am sure near Newport there may be one as well. Ask local boat yards.

Peter Bigelow
C-25 TR/FK #2092 Limerick
Rowayton, Ct
Port Captain: Rowayton/Norwalk/Darien CT
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Voyager
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Response Posted - 09/05/2021 :  08:57:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For folks in CT and RI, there are two salvage shops worthy of note:
• Mystic Nautical Marine. http://mysticnautical.net/
• Marine Consignment of Wickford Here’s a YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkdB07NVQjY
Both locations are listed on Google if you need directions or want a “tour”
And they might even have lifelines

Bruce Ross
Passage ~ SR-FK ~ C25 #5032

Port Captain — Milford, CT
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