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    Other than a little extra weight and bulk, your 3/16" whoopie slings should be just fine. Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by snidetripod View Post
    Okay, I have heard a lot of talk about dynaglide. What is it? ...I have heard it is better than amsteel...
    DynaGlide and Amsteel Blue are both made of similar fiber.

    7/64" Amsteel Blue is generally considered the lowest strength line for suspension use with a "generous" safety factor even with hangers over 200 lbs. It has an average breaking strength of 1600 lbs.

    2mm DynaGlide is frequently used by lighter hangers (and/or weight weenies) willing to accept a lower safety factor and has a 1000 lbs tensile strength.

    One isn't better than the other...just different specs, different risks.

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    Snidetripod, I was able to 7/64 samson amsteel at BOATCRAFT.COM They are at 6316-106 St Edmonton. Ph 780-437-4919.
    "Back when I was young, skinny and immortal. I since discovered that old men don't bounce." Hawk-eye "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. " Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Thanks Albertan. This is literally right across from my bus stop
    I will check into this.
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    Thanks Albertan. I went into Boatcraft this morning and picked up 50' of 7/64 amsteel for 40 cents/foot. That's almost exactly what it would cost me if I bought it through dutchwaregear.com including the shipping.

    It's handy to have a local dealer but I wonder if there's anybody cheaper in Edmonton? Otherwise I'll just order it from the states.

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