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.
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I like your logic - its alternative - Ninja Wranga 03-Aug-13