I am replacing my lifelines. On prior boat, a Hunter, I replaced with SS non-coated due to the advice of the company that replaced them. I found that they were hard on the hands and industrial in its appearance. On the Morgan, the lines have serious rust bleed thru's and cracking that is hazardous to the hand and pealing away the plastic revealed as expected, more rust underneath, so they're done. However, I will not be racing or applying to a transpac etc. I like the classic look and feel of a coated line so I yielding to my personal preference but due to the cost, I also don't want to overlook another issue that should be considered such as safety. So, I have them off and ready to send to Lifelines and Rigging in Palm Harbor Fla. This Company as the one before, is advising to go with noncoated but they will do what I want. Leaning towards coated at this time for the reasons mentioned and because I won't be owning the boat so long to be worrying about rust in the future. Bad idea? Your thoughts appreciated.