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Old 5th August 2007, 05:02 AM   #2
steveC
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Default RE: Help Harness lines

Hi Michael,

What kind of harness spreader/hook are you using? Also, what's your weight?

I'm surprised that you're getting such poor serviceablity and longevity out of your lines. While I haven't been tracking how long my lines last, reflecting back over the years, I get quite a bit of use before failure. The result is the same though, as the line breaks before the plastic tubing or the attachment webbing fails. However, to clarify a bit, the break in the line always occurs in the area where the harness hook comes in contact with the line. Although I'm not really a heavy sailor (about 70kgs), I have a rich history of breaking boom front ends, so I must be putting a lot of pressure on the harness lines while sailing.

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