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post #5 of Old 12-31-2012
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Re: Spectre rope

In areas of heavy chafe one can use the outer cover of double-braid line which holds up rather well. I had my lifelines in Dyneema SK75 and the chafe on the after a year of use (including where the genoa lines rub/bang against them) was barely noticeable.
What these materials don't do well is heat up (i.e. through friction) but that is more of an issue in running rigging. And they can be cut by sharp objects such as a knife which won't have much effect on 1x19 wire.


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