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Melges 32 - Lifeline Options

Melges 32 - Lifeline Options Melges 32 Lifeline Options:
Below you will find the six commonly accepted Melges 32 lifeline options. Option #2 - Option #6 feature the use of Hutchinson Sports Hiking Lifeline Pads.

These stiffly padded straps are made of an abrasion resistant, UV-inhibited cover with a closed cell foam core, 7000-lb strapping, and lightweight, stainless triangular ends (to prevent curling). All Melges 32 straps come with padding over the triangle ends (original versions had exposed/unpadded triangle ends).

Check out the Hutchinson Sports Leg Savers that are designed specifically to work with these straps.



Melges 32 - Lifeline Option #1

Melges 32 - Lifeline Option #1

Upper Lifeline:
The upper lifeline kit (port & starboard) is made with 3/16” Spectra, per class rules. An eye splice is rigged into each end of the lifeline with integral Ronstan sailmaker's thimbles for chafe resistance and durability. To install, remove one of the thimbles from either end of the lifeline and feed it through the stanchions -- re-install the thimble and use the provided 7/64" Spectra line to lash it to the stern/bow pulpit.

Lower Lifeline:
These are compete lower lifeline kits (port & starboard) made with 3/16” Spectron 12. The lower life line consists of two lines per side in this kit. The aft line is luggage tagged to the spinnaker block pad eye on the stern rail. The opposite end is laced, through a sailmaker eye in the end, to the aft stanchion with 7/32” Spectron 12. The forward line is luggage tagged to the same pad eye. Run up through the three stanchions and laced, through a sailmaker eye in the end, to the bow stanchion with 7/32” Spectron 12. Installation requires you to remove one of the sailmaker thimbles from an eye splice and reinstall it once the line has been run through the stanchions. Lacing line is included.

M32520 Melges 32 Upper Lifeline (2) Price: $152.32


Melges 32 - Lifeline Option #2

Melges 32 - Lifeline Option #2

Upper Lifeline:
The upper lifeline kit (port & starboard) is made with 3/16” Spectra, per class rules. An eye splice is rigged into each end of the lifeline with integral Ronstan sailmaker's thimbles for chafe resistance and durability. To install, remove one of the thimbles from either end of the lifeline and feed it through the stanchions -- re-install the thimble and use the provided 7/64" Spectra line to lash it to the stern/bow pulpit.

Lower Lifeline:
For this configuration, you'll need to purchase one set of the Melges 32 Paddded Lifelines: Main Span. This padded lifeline will reside between the 2nd and 3rd stanchion from the front, providing a comfortable hiking option for the majority of your crew. Per class rules, 3/16" (5mm) Spectra should be used to rig the lower lifeline (not included).

M32520 Melges 32 Upper Lifeline (2) Price: $152.32


Melges 32 - Lifeline Option #3

Melges 32 - Lifeline Option #3

Upper Lifeline:
The upper lifeline kit (port & starboard) is made with 3/16” Spectra, per class rules. An eye splice is rigged into each end of the lifeline with integral Ronstan sailmaker's thimbles for chafe resistance and durability. To install, remove one of the thimbles from either end of the lifeline and feed it through the stanchions -- re-install the thimble and use the provided 7/64" Spectra line to lash it to the stern/bow pulpit.

Lower Lifeline:
For this configuration, you'll need to purchase one set of the Melges 32 Padded Lifelines: Main Span and one set of the Melges 32 Padded Lifelines: Dual Purpose. This system will provide comfortable hiking for your crew between the 1st and 3rd stanchion from the front. Per class rules, 3/16" (5mm) Spectra should be used to rig the lower lifeline (not included).

HTS510 Melges 24/32 Padded Lifeline: Dual Purpose (2) Price: $125.00 M32520 Melges 32 Upper Lifeline (2) Price: $152.32


Melges 32 - Lifeline Option #4

Melges 32 - Lifeline Option #4

Upper Lifeline:
The upper lifeline kit (port & starboard) is made with 3/16” Spectra, per class rules. An eye splice is rigged into each end of the lifeline with integral Ronstan sailmaker's thimbles for chafe resistance and durability. To install, remove one of the thimbles from either end of the lifeline and feed it through the stanchions -- re-install the thimble and use the provided 7/64" Spectra line to lash it to the stern/bow pulpit.

Lower Lifeline:
For this configuration, you'll need to purchase one set of the Melges 32 Padded Lifelines: Main Span, one set of the Melges 32 Padded Lifelines: Forward Diagonal and one set of the Melges 32 Padded Lifelines: Dual Purpose. This system will provide comfortable hiking for your crew between the 1st stanchion from the front and the aft pulpit. Per class rules, 3/16" (5mm) Spectra should be used to rig the lower lifeline (not included).

HTS510 Melges 24/32 Padded Lifeline: Dual Purpose (2) Price: $125.00 M32520 Melges 32 Upper Lifeline (2) Price: $152.32


Melges 32 - Lifeline Option #5

Melges 32 - Lifeline Option #5

Upper Lifeline:
The upper lifeline kit (port & starboard) is made with 3/16” Spectra, per class rules. An eye splice is rigged into each end of the lifeline with integral Ronstan sailmaker's thimbles for chafe resistance and durability. To install, remove one of the thimbles from either end of the lifeline and feed it through the stanchions -- re-install the thimble and use the provided 7/64" Spectra line to lash it to the stern/bow pulpit.

Lower Lifeline:
For this configuration, you'll need to purchase one set of the Melges 32 Padded Lifelines: Main Span, one set of the Melges 32 Padded Lifelines: Forward Diagonal and two sets of the Melges 32 Padded Lifelines: Dual Purpose. This system will provide comfortable hiking for your crew between the 1st stanchion from the front and the aft pulpit. Per class rules, 3/16" (5mm) Spectra should be used to rig the lower lifeline (not included).

HTS510 Melges 24/32 Padded Lifeline: Dual Purpose (2) Price: $125.00 M32520 Melges 32 Upper Lifeline (2) Price: $152.32


Melges 32 - Lifeline Option #6

Melges 32 - Lifeline Option #6

Upper Lifeline:
The upper lifeline kit (port & starboard) is made with 3/16” Spectra, per class rules. An eye splice is rigged into each end of the lifeline with integral Ronstan sailmaker's thimbles for chafe resistance and durability. To install, remove one of the thimbles from either end of the lifeline and feed it through the stanchions -- re-install the thimble and use the provided 7/64" Spectra line to lash it to the stern/bow pulpit.

Lower Lifeline:
For this configuration, you'll need to purchase one set of the Melges 32 Padded Lifelines: Main Span, one set of the Melges 32 Padded Lifelines: Aft Horizontal and one set of the Melges 32 Padded Lifelines: Dual Purpose. This system will provide comfortable hiking for your crew between the 1st stanchion from the front and the aft pulpit. Per class rules, 3/16" (5mm) Spectra should be used to rig the lower lifeline (not included).

HTS510 Melges 24/32 Padded Lifeline: Dual Purpose (2) Price: $125.00 HTS518 Melges 32 Padded Lifeline: Aft Horizontal (2) Price: $140.00
M32520 Melges 32 Upper Lifeline (2) Price: $152.32



Melges 32 Triangle Cover Pads

Melges 32 Triangle Cover Pads These cover pads slide over the stainless triangle on the end of the original Melges 32 padded straps (the ones that had the 4" wide exposed/unpadded triangle end). They insure the crew hiking near the ends of the straps have a fully padded strap and do not end up pressing against a hard, uncomfortable triangle. Closed cell foam padding on both sides. Slides on like a sleeve.

HTS520 Melges 24/32 Triangle Pad (1) Price: $10.00



Leg Savers by Hutchinson Sports

Leg Savers by Hutchinson Sports

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Leg Savers by Hutchinson Sports (HTS101 & HTS104)
Styles: Maximum Padding or Low Cut, Black
Sizes: SM - XL

A clever solution from Brian Hutchinson. Made of abrasion-resistant Cordura on the outside, a closed cell foam core, and a skin-friendly inner layer, these form-fitting pads allow the sailor to hike on padded lifelines comfortably all day long.

Both the Maximum Padding and Low Cut styles are velcro-adjustable around the leg and waist to allow for four weather gear or other variations in sizing. Both styles also have the option to install battens for added stiffness. Max Padding option also has multi tool pouch on back.

The Low Cut style is approximately 20% smaller the the Maximum Padding style with 3" wide leg and waist straps as opposed to 6" straps on the Max Padding style.

Sizing is done by weight, for a sailor of average build. Sailors with a slight build can add another 15lbs to the weight range:
Small: < 135lbs.
Medium: 135lbs. - 185lbs.
Large: 185lbs. - 215lbs.
X-Large: > 230lbs.

HTS102 Battens for the Leg Savers - Standard/Stiff Price: $10.00



Skelley Life Line Belt

Skelley Life Line Belt

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Life Line Belt
One Size, Unisex

Features rigid crescent-shaped segments sewn into an articulated durable padded belt. The belt cups the lifeline spreading out the load on your abdomen, allowing you to hike more aggressively. Works best with unpadded wire or spectra life lines. Adjustable waist belt with snap buckle. Adjustable neoprene padded led straps.

Outfit your whole crew: order three or more for a 10% discount. Discount will be applied before we charge your card, but will not be reflected in your web checkout process.




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