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Old 08-24-2014, 02:02 PM   #1
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AmSteel line for sale

Decided to get rid of more stuff in the storage shed.

This is great line for your trailer winches, downriggers, towlines, davit systems, and more. This stuff is strong, and has minimal stretch.

1/4" "AmSteel Blue" line- color red, breaking strength 8600 lbs
$.90 per foot (350 feet available)

1/4" "AmSteel Blue" line- color blue, breaking strength 8600 lbs
$.90 per foot (600 feet available)

5/16" AmSteel line- color red, breaking strength 13,700 lbs
1.40 per foot (460 feet available)

Shipped via USPS.


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Old 08-24-2014, 04:51 PM   #2
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I use Amsteel blue on my dinghy crane and have removed the 4 block rope setup on my dinghy davits and replaced it with hand winches and Amsteel blue. I keep looking at that single line and asking myself if it shouldn't at least have a snatch block in it? Strong stuff.
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Old 08-24-2014, 06:57 PM   #3
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Not familiar with this product. I need to replace the stainless cable on my dinghy crane. Is this the new way?

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Old 08-24-2014, 08:33 PM   #4
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Not familiar with this product. I need to replace the stainless cable on my dinghy crane. Is this the new way?

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It's an alternative to steel cable. AmSteel is made of synthetic material that is phenomenally strong, low stretch, and easy to splice.

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Old 08-24-2014, 08:35 PM   #5
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I can vouch for 3/16 inch blue.I think it's stronger than steel.
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Old 08-24-2014, 08:49 PM   #6
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It's an alternative to steel cable. AmSteel is made of synthetic material that is phenomenally strong, low stretch, and easy to splice.

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What is the life expectancy? Effect of the Sun?

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Old 08-24-2014, 09:31 PM   #7
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Expected life (per Samson) is 2 to 4 time that of wire rope.
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Old 08-25-2014, 12:03 AM   #8
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One thing though....I don't use the line where chaff might be an issue. Before installation on my dinghy crane, I ran the line back and forth over a hex nut on my mast. I haven't tested it in actual chaff situations, but it looks as it wouldn't be as chaff resistant as SS wire cable, for example.
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Do not let Amsteel chafe. It is a great product, the only downside is that it can't take chafing .
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Even running through pullies seems to me there would be a chafing to a certain extent. So are you referring to being dragged over a hard edge?

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Old 08-25-2014, 09:10 PM   #11
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Using amsteel on a davit system is fine- chafe will be none/minimal as long as your davit pulley is smooth.
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Old 08-25-2014, 11:29 PM   #12
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Update:

1/4" "AmSteel Blue" line- color red, breaking strength 8600 lbs
$.90 per foot (350 feet available)

1/4" "AmSteel Blue" line- color blue, breaking strength 8600 lbs
$.90 per foot (550 feet available)

5/16" AmSteel line- color red, breaking strength 13,700 lbs
1.40 per foot (140 feet available)

Shipped via USPS or local pickup here in Seattle.
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Old 08-28-2014, 09:58 AM   #13
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Line is going fast!

Update on line availability:

1/4" "AmSteel Blue" line- color red, breaking strength 8600 lbs
$.90 per foot (310 feet available)

1/4" "AmSteel Blue" line- color blue, breaking strength 8600 lbs
$.90 per foot (270 feet available)

5/16" AmSteel line- color red, breaking strength 13,700 lbs
1.40 per foot (140 feet available)

Shipped via USPS Priority mail or local pickup here in Seattle.

Get some before it's all gone!
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Old 08-28-2014, 03:27 PM   #14
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Another question. How do you attach the hook (crane application) at the end? Do you splice this stuff?

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Old 08-28-2014, 03:34 PM   #15
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Another question. How do you attach the hook (crane application) at the end? Do you splice this stuff?

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Pau Hana,

I believe the 1/4" is rates at 7700 lbs and the 5/16" is 12,300.

That said, I would like to purchase 75' of the blue 1/4". Please send me a PM with contact info, payment, etc.

Thanks!
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Old 08-30-2014, 05:30 PM   #17
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Update

1/4" "AmSteel Blue" line- color red, breaking strength 8600 lbs
$.90 per foot (310 feet available)

1/4" "AmSteel Blue" line- color blue, breaking strength 8600 lbs
$.90 per foot (190 feet available)

5/16" AmSteel line- color red, breaking strength 13,700 lbs
1.40 per foot (140 feet available)

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Old 09-09-2014, 12:37 PM   #18
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1/4" "AmSteel Blue" line- color red, breaking strength 8600 lbs
$.90 per foot (310 feet available)

1/4" "AmSteel Blue" line- color blue, breaking strength 8600 lbs
$.90 per foot (sold out)

5/16" AmSteel line- color red, breaking strength 13,700 lbs
1.40 per foot (100 feet available)

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Old 11-14-2015, 10:15 AM   #19
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Update!

1/4" "AmSteel Blue" line- color red, breaking strength 8600 lbs
$.90 per foot (310 feet available)

1/4" "AmSteel Blue" line- color blue, breaking strength 8600 lbs
$.90 per foot (sold out)

5/16" AmSteel line- color red, breaking strength 13,700 lbs
1.40 per foot (sold out)

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Old 11-14-2015, 10:26 AM   #20
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Been using Amsteel to lift my 700 pound Whaler to the boat deck with my crane for 3 years. It was scary at first as it seems counterintuitive. It works great and the line shows no wear from going over a pulley and onto the winch drum.
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