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What kind of boat is it???
It would probably be a good idea to replace the sheaves at the masthead. Sheaves for wire are often equipped with a v-profile groove, which will cause any line used in it to wear faster than normal.
IIRC, Spectra is mainly protected by the outer braid to make the line easier to handle and softer on the hands. Spectra and Dyneema both have fairly good UV and abrasion resistance.
BTW, Fireline, a fishing line made from Dyneema, is so tough that it can wear grooves in ceramic fishing rod guides, so newer Titanium Nitride guides were developed to help prevent the problem.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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