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No idea. Theoretically just about forever. They are hard anodized aluminium, and not subject to cycle loading stresses, so absent physical damage they should be good forever.
Something that would last forever on a boat? That's a first.

Not sure why they wouldn't be subject to cycle loading.
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Re: Spectre rope

It is amazing stuff. I found a short lived source selling mill ends of 1/4" Dynema for $10.00/pound. I bought a couple of good handfulls of hanks that were about 40' each. Originally it was to replace my coated ss lifelines. It did require pre loading to get the braid and my end splice tight enough for the turnbuckle to add proper tension there. I now use it for things I had never though of until this "soft steel" arrived. Towing, lifting, ridge line for my cover, any non stretch application that requires or benefits from a "tight line". Our I 28 has a 7000 lb displacement. This 1/4" line could lift it! No meat hooks! No rebound! Stuff it into your pocket! Soft shackles that weigh nothing.

Better living through chemistry for sure!

Standing rigging next, perhaps.

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