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post #12 of Old 04-06-2011
Hudsonian
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Addressing Paul's comment, frequently rope selection is not based exclusively on breaking strength -- knotted or single line breaking strength -- since the strength of modern ropes frequently would allow selection of a rope smaller than can comfortably handled. Additionally, stretch resistance is a determant when selecting rope for halyard, guys, and spinnaker sheets.
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