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    I'm looking to buy some 3/8" Dyneema online to replace my standing rigging. On Amazon, I see 3/8 Dyneema winch rope which looks like the same as the gray Dyneema found on spools locally. Is the winch rope what I should be looking for online?
    Last edited by jbcurt00; September 20th, 2018, 04:25 PM.

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    Most dynema started life as sail boat rigging, then on to tow lines, then crane rigging

    Its still cheaper to get from rigging supply houses vs amazon

    Are you looking at samson blue?
    Cheesehead boating the Gulf Coast of FLA 27.51° N, 82.53° W

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      I haven't known what to look for. Thanks for suggesting Samson. I see now on Amazon that Samson offers Dyneema. But I don't see the same gray 3/8" Dyneema as I see elsewhere. I guess I'm just trying to wrap my head around the types available, coated/uncoated, and what I'd need to get if I was forced to buy some online. I will most likely buy some at a local supply store, but I like to look around and research a bit. I'm not looking to save money unless it's truly significant. From the history you've told me, it sounds like I can't go wrong with any of the Dyneema choices.
      Last edited by jbcurt00; September 20th, 2018, 09:14 PM.

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      • #4
        Synthetic for standing rigging? Why not 1x19 stainless? What boat?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by DouglasW View Post
          Synthetic for standing rigging? Why not 1x19 stainless? What boat?
          Because the dynema is 5x as strong as stainless of same size

          Cheesehead boating the Gulf Coast of FLA 27.51° N, 82.53° W

          1988 Cruisers Rogue 2420 -VP 290 DP now powered by custom 468 - https://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...988-rogue-2420

          Past Boats
          1970 Wooster Hellion - Merc 9.8
          2002 SeaRay 190BR - 5.0 - A1G2 - "Cheeseheads in Paradise"
          1984 Avanti 170DLI -3.0 stringer- "Ship Happens"

          What’s behind you doesn’t matter.Enzo Ferrari

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            But not usually for standing rigging because of the stretch factor. Running rigging would be ok. OP stated it was for standing rigging.

            From their web site: "Dyneema has become the “Gold Standard” for performance running rigging"
            Last edited by DouglasW; September 28th, 2018, 08:52 PM.
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