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Old 11-16-2012, 10:20 PM   #35
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Had a thought about the cable used on those big FO cranes.
So, it has 5miles of cable - that weighs a shit load right.
Spectra / Dynema has been used on BIG yachts rigging (both running and standing) for years now - its much lighter.

Is there a reason they are not using similar instead of the normal wire type rope?

I understand that it can be in a dirty (dusty / oil / weather) etc but for the cost of one of those cranes, it would be a small % I think.

Thoughts?

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