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pendant-wire or rope?

i need to affix a pigtail to my genny to address a halyard wrap problem. a dockmate gave me a wire one that he no longer needs, but given it was custom fit to his application, im leary about the odds of it fitting mine.

i have read that i can alternativly use the same line that my halyard is to make one out of rope. any thoughts on a rope pendant, safety or otherwise? should i just have a custome wire one made for any reason?

ive got so many projects going im starting to confuse myself. again.
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I made up a wire one at WM using their equipment. Didn't cost much really. But halyard material should work just fine.

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IMHO, you're better off using one made up of wire, as it will transfer the torsional loading of the roller furling unit a bit better than a rope pendant will.
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Wire might hold up better to chafe than line, as well. That's why lifelines are usually wire. If the piece you got from down the dock is too long, you can always cut it to fit and (double) nicopress a new eye where you need it, as suggested above. Just be sure to measure twice and cut once.
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