The WR2 by New England Ropes is a Dyneema single braid covered by a Dyneema cover that is made specifically for wire replacement, and is particularly well suited for lifeline replacement.
This week I am showing you lightweight lifelines made with the new WR2. One of the least thought about and important parts of any vessels safety equipment are the lifelines. ISAF Offshore Regulations now set minimum diameters on fibrous lifelines that have been spliced, and recommend a covered Dyneema line like the WR2 as a best option. The WR2 in the 3/16” size shown complies with all regulations on any size vessel.
As you see in the video these fibrous lifelines are easy to install and according to the manufacturer have a longer service life than the wire they replace.
If you are replacing a wire lifeline it is important that you take a file and smooth any burrs on your stanchions that the old wire may have created but once you have; you will enjoy years of maintenance free, easy to handle, lightweight lifelines.