SAILBOAT LIFELINE REPLACEMENT MEASUREMENTS
For your safety, we recommend ONLY using machine swage lifelines. Our sailboat rigger, Steve Howard, has the swaging equipment and 25+ years of experience to provide you with excellent lifeline replacements.
There are 4 ways to get an estimate for your custom machine swage lifelines:
Option 1. Simply provide us with your boat name and size for a preliminary estimate.
Option 2. Mail us your old lifelines for your replacement estimate and our rigger does all the measurement work for you.
Option 3. Measure your lifelines and record your measurements using our printed pdf forms below. You can use your smartphone to take a picture of your form and submit it via text or email to us.
Option 4. Measure your lifelines using one of the gold tabs on this page to submit your form online.
FORMS FOR SAILBOAT LIFELINE REPLACEMENT MEASUREMENTS
Sailboat lifeline measurements are based on whether your sailboat has an Aft Gate, Mid Gate or No Gate. Below are blank pdf forms you can print and complete with your measurements.
We can use your measurements to provide you with an estimate for your machine swage lifeline replacement. If you have questions, you can call us toll free for advice.
You can use your smartphone to take a picture of your measurements on the printed pdf. You can email us or text us with the picture for a quote. Just write clearly and take your picture close up and in good light.
Another way is to complete our online form by selecting a GOLD TAB above for the type of gates you have. We will respond with your estimate.
HOW TO MEASURE SAILBOAT LIFELINES
1. It is necessary to measure both sides independently for proper fit. For most boats, each side is different.
2. Use a steel or fiberglass measuring tape long enough to measure the entire length.
3. Start at the bearing point of the bow pulpit eye. (Located where the lifeline pin rests against the inside of the pulpit eye).
4. Run your tape outboard of the stanchions in line with the lifeline holes to the bearing point in the stern rail eye.
NOTE: Measurements should be to the nearest 1/4 inch. We are not responsible for improper self measurements. We recommend that you send us your old lifelines to insure accuracy.
If you are sending your old lifelines, put all adjustable fittings such as turnbuckles and pelican hooks in the position they were on the boat initially.
HELP WITH YOUR SAILBOAT LIFELINE REPLACEMENT MEASUREMENTS
Our rigger, Steve, is here to help you so don’t hesitate to ask for advice. We want you to be thrilled with your sailboat lifelines. There are 3 easy ways to contact him:
1. By phone phone toll free
2. By email
3. Local Phone/Text