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Lower lifeline hole plastic insert

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  1. Intrepid-II

    Intrepid-II

    Joined Oct 9, 2013
    14 posts, 1 likes
    Hunter 30
    US Lusby, MD
    I am replacing the lifelines on my 82 Hunter 30 and I am looking for the plastic inserts that go into the hole to protect the line from chafing.
    Does anyone know of a source for these plastic inserts?
     

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  2. SFS

    SFS

    Joined Aug 18, 2015
    1,463 posts, 435 likes
    Hunter 31
    US Tampa Bay
    have you tried the store here on the site?
     


  3. Amos Cape

    Amos Cape

    Joined Feb 1, 2010
    209 posts, 16 likes
    Hunter 33.5
    US El Dorado Lake, Kansas
    They should have them here. They are called lifeline stops.
     


  4. Ron20324

    Ron20324

    Joined Jan 22, 2008
    6,190 posts, 571 likes
    Beneteau 323
    US Annapolis MD
    I think he means the bushing in the hole. Maybe just some PVC tube or a small diameter clear hose?
     


  5. Intrepid-II

    Intrepid-II

    Joined Oct 9, 2013
    14 posts, 1 likes
    Hunter 30
    US Lusby, MD
    I wasn't able to find them on this site and no I am not looking for the line stops.
    Looking closely at the picture I could make out most of the part# and some of the manufacturer name. A little help from Google and it looks like it is a Heyco SB437-5. Now my problem is what to do with the extra 238 since they come in a package of 250.
    Still searching for a smaller quantity.
     


  6. Justin_NSA

    Justin_NSA

    Joined Jul 7, 2004
    4,625 posts, 701 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Cheney, KS
    Maybe other Hunter owners will buy some from you here? I can check my lines and if I have/need them.
     


  7. Intrepid-II

    Intrepid-II

    Joined Oct 9, 2013
    14 posts, 1 likes
    Hunter 30
    US Lusby, MD
    I would be glad to part with a few if I can't find a smaller quantity.
    I am not sure they will fit over the swedged ends because the ID is 5/16th or .312". I currently have all my lifeline off so I will pop in the new bushings and then run the 5/16th wire through them and then put on the Suncor lifeline kit ends.
     


  8. JRacer

    JRacer

    Joined Aug 9, 2011
    731 posts, 177 likes
    Beneteau 310
    US Cheney KS (Wichita)
    I have been looking for that type of grommet for my Beneteau's stantions as well. Don't know if the size is the same but I'd be willing to take a chance on a dozen of them (6 stantions fore and aft) if you end up buying some. I think my lifeline wire is probably 3/16 (not covered). That broken one you posted the pic of looks a lot like the things that used to be in my stantions.
     


  9. Intrepid-II

    Intrepid-II

    Joined Oct 9, 2013
    14 posts, 1 likes
    Hunter 30
    US Lusby, MD
    I ordered a bag of 250 from Amazon to arrive around 15 March.
    Heyco 2044 SB-437-5 WHITE SNAP BUSHING (package of 250)
    That means I can afford to drop about 200 over the side during the install. If you are interested in some of these send me a private message.

    The dimensions/description says:
    • Heyco Snap Bushing, 6/6 Nylon
    • .437" Mounting Hole Diameter, .125" Max Panel Thickness
    • .312" inside dia, .531" Head Dia, .406" Overall Height
    • Converts raw-edged holes to smooth, neat, insulated holes
    • Locking fingers "snap" into holes with fingertip pressure
     


  10. JRacer

    JRacer

    Joined Aug 9, 2011
    731 posts, 177 likes
    Beneteau 310
    US Cheney KS (Wichita)
    PM sent
     


  11. Intrepid-II

    Intrepid-II

    Joined Oct 9, 2013
    14 posts, 1 likes
    Hunter 30
    US Lusby, MD
    I finally received my bag of 250 plastic bushings and completed my lower life lines last Sunday.
    I only dropped 2 and they both managed to fall into the boat. I am sending some to JRacer and still have a few so contact me via PM if you would like some for your life line rebuild.
    IMGP3205_1.JPG IMGP3205_1.JPG
     


  12. Justin_NSA

    Justin_NSA

    Joined Jul 7, 2004
    4,625 posts, 701 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Cheney, KS
    Are they split and push in on both sides? I don't have any on the Hunter.
     


  13. Intrepid-II

    Intrepid-II

    Joined Oct 9, 2013
    14 posts, 1 likes
    Hunter 30
    US Lusby, MD
    Yes there is one on each side to protect the line from the sharp edges on the hole in the stanchion. The original ones were all destroyed by the sun. Below is a picture of one of the new ones.
     

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  14. JRacer

    JRacer

    Joined Aug 9, 2011
    731 posts, 177 likes
    Beneteau 310
    US Cheney KS (Wichita)
    Those look perfect!
     


  15. Intrepid-II

    Intrepid-II

    Joined Oct 9, 2013
    14 posts, 1 likes
    Hunter 30
    US Lusby, MD
    Justin_NSA, I only had the broken part of one on my 1982 Hunter 30, see pic at beginning of this post. All the rest had crumbled and disappeared.
     


  16. Justin_NSA

    Justin_NSA

    Joined Jul 7, 2004
    4,625 posts, 701 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Cheney, KS
    This is my setup. The lifelines are coated end to end. Seems like the grommets might protect the coating if they would still fit. May be too tight though.
    20180324_150816_1521985059556_resized.jpg
     


  17. Intrepid-II

    Intrepid-II

    Joined Oct 9, 2013
    14 posts, 1 likes
    Hunter 30
    US Lusby, MD
    The holes in your posts look like the were punched causing them to be rounded inward. The holes in my posts were not rounded so they were sharp and they chaffed the coating off the lifeline and were starting to wear on the wire. I don't believe you need the plastic bushings and I don't think they would work because they need the edge for the retaining clips.
     


  18. Justin_NSA

    Justin_NSA

    Joined Jul 7, 2004
    4,625 posts, 701 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Cheney, KS
    Thanks for the observation. One less project. I've been counting that various hatch "bumpers" in my cockpit area that need replacing. There are 3 height sizes throughout. I need to make a final count and order them from the SBO store
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  19. Intrepid-II

    Intrepid-II

    Joined Oct 9, 2013
    14 posts, 1 likes
    Hunter 30
    US Lusby, MD
    Intrepid-II now has new Suncor SS lifelines and I still have close to 200 of the plastic grommets.
    I bought a 50ft roll of wire and had about 7ft left which will be just right for the swim ladder life line.
    Send me a PM if you would like to get some for your lifeline replacement project.
     

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