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Re: Centerboard cable/rope?

Originally Posted by dvuyxx View Post
What diameter amsteel did you go with?
3/16" Amsteel (5400 lb rated) is the same size as the wire rope on my boat. But I am having second thoughts about using Amsteel for my CB, it would be exposed to UV on the deck. And the last SS wire rope 7x19 3/16" lasted me 25 years. I am improving on the design of the sheaves and blocks. Should be the last time I replace this or have any repairs on the sheaves. I think 20 to 25 years in a good span. But that is my setup, not typical of others.

1968 Bristol 32 Keel/Crb Hull 26
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