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    Lot's of choices, thanks for the suggestions.

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    Make life easy and be sure to put some self tensioners on whatever line you choose.....They really improve the tuatness, all through the nite given silnyl's propensity to stretch a little... somewhat quieter too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_pan View Post
    Make life easy and be sure to put some self tensioners on whatever line you choose.....They really improve the tuatness, all through the nite given silnyl's propensity to stretch a little... somewhat quieter too.

    Pan
    I have to agree with Pan on this one for sure. I use Speer's No-Tangle guyline with DIY shock cord tarp tensioners ala' Youngblood's instructions. I've used the tensioners 3 or 4
    times now and they work wonderfully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Take-a-knee View Post
    I like Samson Lash-it, it is a fraction of the weight of paracord (and stronger), doesn't absorb water like paracord, doesn't stretch, and is the right size to tie slingshot tarp tensioners with green theraband tubing.

    http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1|118|297400|311641&id=332483
    The defender.com site does not list the length of the spool. But then, neither does the manufacturer, Sampson. Go figure.

    I did a bit more googling and found what I suspect is the same thing, the spool length is 180', and the price is significantly less than any other listing I've seen for this stuff.

    I've not seen this stuff yet, but will next week <grin>

    Grizz

    [LATER] - guess not. These folks are essentially wholesalers. They got back to me and offered to sell me a case (of 12) of these spools. I'm not that interested in it!
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    Then go with the 600' spool. The stuff is great. I bought a 600' spool from APS when they had their annual sal and paid approx. $100 w/shipping and thought that price was great.

    The link you gave has the 600' spool for $71, add shipping and that is a great price. With 600' it will be at least 1 year before I would have to buy another spool - yes I use a LOT of guy line for all kinds of uses.

    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    The defender.com site does not list the length of the spool. But then, neither does the manufacturer, Sampson. Go figure.

    I did a bit more googling and found what I suspect is the same thing, the spool length is 180', and the price is significantly less than any other listing I've seen for this stuff.

    I've not seen this stuff yet, but will next week <grin>

    Grizz

    [LATER] - guess not. These folks are essentially wholesalers. They got back to me and offered to sell me a case (of 12) of these spools. I'm not that interested in it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    I'm partial to this TripTease knockoff cording. The Speer no-tangle guyline(scroll down) is popular here too.
    The reflective Campmor stuff holds knots really well. I think Triptease slides around in its sheath too much. The Speer No-tangle is also good stuff, holds knots well and lives up to its name. Gossamer Gear sells some good orange cord very similar to it. The stuff the Jacks use in their guylines is pretty good, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    The cheap alternative is Mason Line at Home Depot.
    I mixed a batch of silicone and mineral spirits to use for making ripstop into sil (search for posts on make your own sil, last page or so). I dropped 20 or so feet of Mason's line into the left over, let it soak a little bit, then dry. Why? to see if it made it "stiffer", it did, to see if it prevents fraying, it does, to see if it makes knots too slippery to be useful, it does not. Would I go out and mix a batch of sil just for this? Probably not, but I do have 20' to play with and use.

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