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    Thank you sir. I would be interested to know even more. maybe I will send you some of the stuff I have to add to your test results....if you want?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stormcrow View Post
    Thank you sir. I would be interested to know even more. maybe I will send you some of the stuff I have to add to your test results....if you want?
    Sure... Ill PM you my address...
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post
    1/4 Marine Grade I picked up here...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=220458773253

    Produces 11.11 pounds at maximum extension. 5" relaxed stretches to 9". I have some 3/16 coming from this same seller and will test that once it arrives.
    That's pretty much what you'd want from a tie-out tensioner. If the 3/16" comes in above 7#, you just might have a winner.

    What's the "strength" of the therabands? sling-shot tubing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlbj6142 View Post
    That's pretty much what you'd want from a tie-out tensioner. If the 3/16" comes in above 7#, you just might have a winner.

    What's the "strength" of the therabands? sling-shot tubing?
    Oh yeah... Forgot that one...

    4" of green thera band stretched to 12" produces 9.3 pounds of force.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    Some tips on ordering from OWF. If ordering small amounts of fabric..say < 10 yards or so, mark your order form - "OK to fold". Then request USPS Priority Mail shipping. When I was ordering, I would do that and have my stuff in 3 days.

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    Got mine ordered

    Thanks for the tip mclmm. Got my order in to Supply Captain for 100ft each of the 1/8 and 3/16 in black.

    Quote Originally Posted by mclmm View Post
    These guys really should give me a finder's fee:

    http://www.supplycaptain.com/index.c...category_ID=16

    1/8" Shock Cord, 100 Ft - US$7
    100 feet of Black, Desert Tan, USMC Coyote Brown, Foliage Green or OD Green 1/8th inch US GI MIL SPEC shock cord. Specs are as follows:150% elongation, breaking strength of 95 pounds, diameter of 1/8". Manufactured by a current US Military Contractor.

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    3/16" Shock Cord 100 FT - US$11
    100 feet of Black, Desert Tan, USMC Coyote Brown, Foliage Green or OD green 3/16th inch US GI MIL SPEC shock cord. Specs are as follows: MIL-C-43701 TYPE I with 90-110% elongation and a breaking strength of 330 pounds, diameter of 3/16". Manufactured by a current US Military Contractor.

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    Seller is good to go, I've bought a bunch of stuff off him over the years including 550 cord, milspec velcro and fastex hardware..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrprez View Post
    Some tips on ordering from OWF. If ordering small amounts of fabric..say < 10 yards or so, mark your order form - "OK to fold". Then request USPS Priority Mail shipping. When I was ordering, I would do that and have my stuff in 3 days.
    Very good advice. Shipping from OWF seems to take forever to get to Maine.
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    What is the shipping like for Supply Captain? I only need a little shock cord and I'd hate to double the price (if not more) with shipping costs.

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    Check the local boat supply stores. Most of them will carry shock cord.

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    My order of 100" 1/8 and 100' 3/16 came to $18 + $5 shipping for a total of $23. I ordered this morning and it has already shipped!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kukri View Post
    What is the shipping like for Supply Captain? I only need a little shock cord and I'd hate to double the price (if not more) with shipping costs.

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