Different materials have different tensile strengths, and as such, may need to be made in different diameters, based on the strength of the material and the strength required for the given purpose.
For instance, rigging
made from 304L stainless is often slightly smaller a diameter than that made from 316L stainless, because 304L stainless has a higher tensile strength.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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