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Spectra, dyneema...basically six of one, half-dozen of the other... very similar in characteristics... both are forms of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene... and it does stretch, about 1-1.5% depending on what rope it is, and the construction method.
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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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