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    The West Marine here in SE Michigan has to order it, so I ended up getting it through Redden Marine. As a matter of fact, I just got my package today. And I went with 1/8 because it makes me feel better about the weight load.

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    I make slings from both the 7/64 and the 1/8th. Both are well stronger than needed for holding up any of us but there are some things about the 1/8 that make it still useful, like if you are wearing gloves I think the 1/8th would be a little easier to get a grip on.
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    1/8"

    I got mine 1/8" from West Marine. I did not want to wait for a internet order to ship or pay shipping cost. West Marine wanted .43 a foot I told them that Redding Marine had it for .34 a foot and they matched it.

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    A big plus with the 1/8" is that it's easier to splice than the 7/64.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgibson View Post
    I make slings from both the 7/64 and the 1/8th. Both are well stronger than needed for holding up any of us but there are some things about the 1/8 that make it still useful, like if you are wearing gloves I think the 1/8th would be a little easier to get a grip on.
    I'll just throw a shoutout to Paul on this one. I ordered 1/8" whoopies from him during the recent Memorial Day sale and they just came in the mail today... phenomenal stuff. They may be double the price, but an extra $13 gives me infinite peace of mind and are worth every penny for me. Either way, you can't go wrong.

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    just got back from west marine and they didnt have any. i asked and they just gave me a funny look and said they have never heard of it before. looks like im ordering it online

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    is there anyway someone could post a pic of amsteel 7/64 and 1/8 next to each other and some other reference for me. im getting ready to order mine and just want to see it before i make the plunge

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcr03 View Post
    is there anyway someone could post a pic of amsteel 7/64 and 1/8 next to each other and some other reference for me. im getting ready to order mine and just want to see it before i make the plunge
    Here ya go... unused 1/8 is the top one; used 7/64 is the bottom one.
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    well i just orded 100 feet of 1/8 from redden marine. now the wait begins

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