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In storm conditions, you're better off with breathable/water permeable chafe protection, since the major cause of lines failing in heavy storms is line failure caused by internal heat/friction damaging the line. Water permeable chafe protection allows water to get in and lubricate/cool the line—preventing that type of failure from occurring as readily.
Wow, thanks, I did not know that, and we have used tubing in the past, but seems obvious once stated, time to upgrade.
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