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post #7 of Old 04-12-2007
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That should probably work, but Mr. Murphy has a way of screwing things up... and getting into the boom to straighten out a jam would suck. Then again... I have really short arms.

I wouldn't use a single braid line since they're far less tolerant of chafe than a double braid or braid and core line. In the latter, a majority of the strength is often found in the core, which is protected from UV damage and chafe by the exterior braid.

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