soft lifelines

Good point. I have gates and am thinking to use a wall-and-crown
knot on the inside of the gate stantion, to keep tention on the
lifeline when the gate is open, and then continuing across with a
spiced in pelican hook to close the gate. Have you come up with any
alternative to this idea? The pelican hook would of course hook into
a spliced eye of the opposing lifeline.

Stan, Waxwing

I tied a turks head on the lifeline to keep tention when the gate is open.
The lifeline is spliced around a bronze thimble. A small line is tied to an
eyebolt on the boom gallows and that line is passed several times through
the thimble and eyebolt and then tied. Simply untie it and you have the
gate opened.

Doug
s/v “Fritha”

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Good point. I have gates and am thinking to use a wall-and-crown
knot on the inside of the gate stantion, to keep tention on the
lifeline when the gate is open, and then continuing across with a
spiced in pelican hook to close the gate. Have you come up with any
alternative to this idea? The pelican hook would of course hook into
a spliced eye of the opposing lifeline.

Stan, Waxwing

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Doug, The turk's head is a great idea - thanks. I will have to give that a try. I gave up the stainless wire several years ago. Interestingly, most of the people that notice them think they are (I am) a bit weird. But to me, they look great and have really not had a significant problem with stretch or sag. The splicing can be a bit tricky to get the spacing just right. And I agree with the comment on the parceling of the line as it passes through the stanchion. After nearly four years, I am very happy with the line.
 
Bill Schroedter
s/v Keeala
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From: Doug Beu
Sent: Saturday, August 23, 2003 7:22 AM
Subject: Re: [bcc] soft lifelines

I tied a turks head on the lifeline to keep tention when the gate is open.
The lifeline is spliced around a bronze thimble.  A small line is tied to an
eyebolt on the boom gallows and that line is passed several times through
the thimble and eyebolt and then tied.  Simply untie it and you have the
gate opened.

Doug
s/v "Fritha"

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stan and Barbara Roeder"
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Sent: Saturday, August 23, 2003 5:56 AM
Subject: [bcc] soft lifelines


> Good point. I have gates and am thinking to use a wall-and-crown
> knot on the inside of the gate stantion, to keep tention on the
> lifeline when the gate is open, and then continuing across with a
> spiced in pelican hook to close the gate. Have you come up with any
> alternative to this idea? The pelican hook would of course hook into
> a spliced  eye of the opposing lifeline.
>
> Stan, Waxwing
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