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Re: 3/8" vs 7/16" staset
I got some new information.
I took the line back to WM and apparently my customer bought nylon dock line. It is double braid line but solid white with no color stripe.
The right line is double braid stay set and even the white line has a single red thread in the cover and is made from polyester.
The dock line is definitely softer and stretches more. It was labeled as 3/8" but it seems bigger than that and I was only able to splice it using a 7/16 fid. I'm pretty sure this line is manufactured to a millimeter spec and they just label it with the closest imperial size for our market. The difference between 3/8 and 7/16 line is only one millimeter so it is not that obvious to those of use who don't' handle the stuff every day.
As a funny side note, the WM manager said my splice looked good and wanted to know if I would splice for customers.
I said sure why not.
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Last edited by davidpm; 09-08-2019 at 11:40 PM.