For your safety and the safety of your crew, inspect your lifelines regularly. If they are over 10 years old, replace them. Corrosion inside of old end terminals will cause failure at the worst time.
We make it easy to replace your old lifeline. We use only type 316 corrosion resistant stainless wire (not the usual type 304) without the vinyl coating.
The wire diameter is 3/16".
Our deluxe includes a gate at the aft lifeline stanchion
. This puts the pelican hook at the front of the cockpit making it easy to reach from the dock. When the gate is open, the forward lifeline remains tight. A modern snapshackle
inspired pelican hook is by far the easiest design to open and close. Just squeeze and it snaps shut. The long lever makes it easy to tighten the lifeline as you close the pelican hook.
We make installation simple. Each wire is complete with one end pre-swaged. You install the other end to match the dimensions of your boat.
The assembly also includes the tools needed for installation. Trim the wire to length with the stainless cable cutters Install the last end fitting on each wire. The installation tool, used before by the owners like yourself, may be returned for a refund.
This kit will work for boats that either use straight stanchions exclusively, or those that use a single gate stanchion mounted by the cockpit on each side. If your boat has TWO gate stanchions on each side, see the related product below as this kit is not designed to work with that particular layout.
1) This kit includes all of the parts necessary for boats equipped with a single forward gate stanchion mounted near the cockpit bulkhead. All Catalina 34's and 38's were built with this configuration. Beginning in about 1990, Catalina upgraded the C-36 to include two gate stanchions on each side of the boat for a total of four gate stanchions. This version requires additional hardware that is included in our kit #Z3001 shown below under "May we also suggest".
2) The pelican hooks in this kit have a replaceable pin mechanism. For this to be possible the pin must be removable. Removable pins can be lost. We highly recommend having a spare aboard for safety. We check all departing orders that include pelican hooks to ensure the pins are included. If you loose a pin or to order spares, see our Pelican Hook Rebuild Kit found under "May we also suggest" below.
3) This item does not conform to the shipping table in the Shopping Cart. Additional shipping must be calculated. When you place your order we always call with a shipping quote before billing your card. For a quote in advance, just call 800/959-7245.
4)The length of this item is based on the original factory specifications. However, the previous owner, like Captain Jack Sparrow, may have had an entirely different idea about how to rig a boat! Please confirm this is the correct length for your particular boat. We cut it from a long length and can't splice it back together again. Your order cannot be canceled, returned or exchanged, but, like Jack, you may have a different idea of what you can use it for!