Originally Posted by the_gr8t_waldo
i find that our local w.marine store has 1/8" amsteel on the shelve, and 7/64ths is available on special order...i'm not a fan of waiting! also the slightly larger dia makes creating splices a bit easyer, and adjusting in the field as well.( all just my personal bias- youre results may vary...yatta, yatta, yatta)
If you are buying local, even if the vendor won't match the already low price from Redden Marine, they may lower a much higher price. Especially when you what you want is a lighter, less expensive cord than what they have on hand.
Amsteel Blue cost and price is pretty much proportional to weight of yarn (which is proportional to the square of the real diameter).