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Re: Any one know a thing or two about booms

Just wondering what size line I should use in place of the cable? The outhaul car only has a 5/16 hole. Do I want a fitting braided on there?
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ok, at least what type fitting should I use at the outhaul car? I figure a fitting is better than a knot. Just need to know before I go and buy the line, which I am wanting to go asap. Soon as I know what I should buy.
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Re: Any one know a thing or two about booms

Either use a shackle, or a soft shackle. With a 1/4" amsteel blue line with an eye splice in the end. Never use the maximum size line a piece of gear allows. It generates a lot of extra friction since it just barely fits, and with modern lines you don't need the strength.
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