(Source: West Marine Rigging) With these 45 degree days approaching here in the north-east, our customers have been getting busy with the start of their spring prep. Most are building their lists for bottom prep, woodwork, and reviewing their running and standing rigging in their living rooms. Cracking or rusting on your life lines is a good sign for replacement and whats better than to upgrade when you replace.
New England Ropes has come out with a stock dyneema core/ cover lifeline material called STS-WR2. It comes in 3mm and 5mm sizes with a rated strength of 1,600 and 3700 lbs respectively. It’s available in gray and white. No more running dyneema core through dyneema cover, now it just comes off the spool ready to be worked up.
And with this new line from NER we were able to build a set of j29 lifelines for our customer in half the turn around time!