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The line is probably either Dyneema or Spectra-based. They're considerably stronger than steel wire, with about the same stretch. For example, 6 mm Endura 12 single braid, made of Dyneema, has a breaking strength of 8500 lbs. 6 mm 316 1x19 stainless steel rigging wire has a breaking strength of about 2900 lbs.
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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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