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Old 02-27-2013
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Re: rope & wire halyards vs all rope halyards

Originally Posted by tdw View Post
Don't you even consider the possibility that there has been the odd advance in line technology since 1974 ?
My rope halyards chafed thru, forcing me to go aloft singlehanded in mid Pacific. That doesn't happen with galv wire. I don't think any advancement in rope technology has made it more chafe resistant than wire.
Again, I have seen absolutely no reason to change, and go back to the risk of rope halyards.
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