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post #2 of Old 02-21-2007
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The worries about spectra lifelines are chafe and UV-degradation. Spectra needs to have a UV protective covering IIRC, and needs chafe protection, which the stainless lifelines don't worry as much about... As for Category 1, you need to be a bit more specific... are you talking ORC Category 1 for racing??

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