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    Unhappy Whoopies

    So I'll admit it, I'm impatient.

    The supplier I was going to pick up Amsteel from locally, no longer carries it in store. Bummer.

    So I'm wondering what other cordage, that I'm likely to be able to grab at a shop locally instead of having to order online, to make a set of whoopie slings from.

    Got the typical home improvement shops along with REI and Great Outdoor Provision in the area. Anyone have any suggestions as to what to buy and where I could likely find it.
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    I buy online at either BWDD or AHE. I usually have it in my hands 3 days later at most.

    Depending on where you live some West Marine stores carry it in stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GvilleDave View Post
    I buy online at either BWDD or AHE. I usually have it in my hands 3 days later at most.

    Depending on where you live some West Marine stores carry it in stock.
    +1, or even look in the PIF forum, there has been several offered up lately, or the cordage itself. For the time and gas driving around, safe yourself the hassle and support your fellow HF'ers (PIF, BWDD, AHE, Whoopieslings.com, etc)

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    I usuallly get mine from Redden Marine.
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    nothing comes to mind. to be honest, you are best off just ordering from one of the cottage industries on here if you want to get it quick. 2-3 days has always been the average shipping time to get stuff for me. waiting a few days for the proper cord is better than getting something else sooner and hoping it doesn't fail.

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    I have no idea of the rating, but most water skiing tow ropes are open-braided. You could make whoopies out of them. But to be honest, you'd be much better off just getting some from one of the vendors on here, or Redden.

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    I also got some from Redden and they delivered fast. I've heard AHE is great, too, as are the other vendors on the forum who sell amsteel. Its worth the little extra wait.

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    Bought all mine from Redden (except for the group buy put on by the great Opie).

    Order on Monday. Splice on Wednesday. Nuf said.
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    Another vote for Redden. I'm impatient too and ended up wasting two days trying to find it locally and thus ended up going even longer w/out my amsteel than if I'd just ordered it. Super quick getting my order in and even added my HF discount in, after the fact. I'll deal with them again in a heartbeat.

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