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Dacron Nylon Polyolefin

traditionally - Running rigging - Anchoring - backup anchoring...

Heck of a difference in price - does prestretch work?? does bigger work? What about extra cranks on the winch? Is price the reason tug boats and fishermen use the polyolefin?
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Dacron is used for halyards as it stretches very little, less in the more exotic (read expensive) types. For anchoring you want the stretch so nylon is used.

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