Sailboat Lifeline Swaging Services

 

Capabilities
Our rigging department is capable of producing any lifeline solution.  

Wire Type
Because vinyl coatings cause premature wire failure due to water retention and prevent proper visual inspection of the wire condition, we use only uncoated 7 x 19 stainless steel wire; required to meet ORC safety requirements.  

Swaging
All of our lifeline assemblies are constructed with swaged terminations (not crimp swages).  Swaging is by definition "cold roll forging".  This process forces the strands of wire and the terminal together under great pressure, causing a bond that cannot be separated even if the wire is pulled in excess of its breaking strength.  We use a precision mechanical swaging machine to reduce work hardening of the fittings making our swages safer, straighter, stronger and longer lasting.

Hardware
We use only new terminations when making lifeline assemblies.  We are unable to reuse any hardware from existing lifelines.

Fibrous Lifelines
We can make light weight, fibrous lifelines made with spliced AmSteel or WR2 using special terminations.

Measurements
For exact measurements, we recommend sending us your existing lifelines for us to measure.  To do so, remove and clearly label all of your lifelines (port/starboard, upper/lower, forward, middle/aft).  Pin your adjusters to their normal sailing position so we can build your new lifelines to the correct length.  Include all wire, fittings and clevis pins.

If sending us your lifelines is not possible, we can work from you measurements.   To do so refer to our How to Measure Lifelines instructions before attempting to take any measurements.  Dont forget to print out our Lifeline Measurement Worksheet to record your information on.

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Rigging Services

 

 Below represents the most frequntly used swages for producing lifelines.  Other terminations are used as requested.

 

 rigging life line turnbuckle waged to wire

Swage

Lifeline turnbuckle swaged to 1 x 19 stainless steel wire.

Rigging Charge: $8.00 per 1/16" - 5/32" swage
Rigging Charge: $14.00 per 3/16"+ swage 

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 rigging life line gate hook swaged to wire

Swage

Lifeline gate hook swaged to 1 x 19 stainless steel wire.

Rigging Charge: $8.00 per 1/16" - 5/32" swage
Rigging Charge: $14.00 per 3/16"+ swage 

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 rigging lifeline eye swaged to wire

Swage

Lifeline eye swaged to 1 x 19 stainless steel wire.

Rigging Charge: $8.00 per 1/16" - 5/32" swage
Rigging Charge: $14.00 per 3/16"+ swage 

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 rigging lifeline double eye swaged to wire

Swage

Lifeline double eye swaged to 1 x 19 stainless steel wire.

Rigging Charge: $8.00 per 1/16" - 5/32" swage
Rigging Charge: $14.00 per 3/16"+ swage 

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 life line spectra spiced

12 Strand Splice

Fibrous Lifelines
We can make light weight, fibrous lifelines made with spliced AmSteel or WR2 .  These require stantions with large thru holes that have smooth ferrules to protect the Dyneema line from chafe.  This type of lifeline is generally used on racing sailboats, and require regular inspection for wear.  Call us for more information.

Rigging Charge: $12.00 per 12 Strand Splice

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