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NaClAddict wrote:I just found lexcocable.com. You have to get request a quote. I ordered fluorescent green vinyl cable. Pretty sure they’re supplying several diving vendors.
Damnit, I thought I’d have the snazziest wire, now everyone knows. Oh well, safety over vanity. I paid $80 for 500 ft of 400 lb 49 strand stainless. I know I need to strip the vinyl when rigging but neon green is so sexy. Also, I personally believe catchall wire should also be stripped.
Lexco also sells a variety of brass and stainless clips although I don’t know how their prices compare.
castronova wrote:I would believe the same but that product doesn't strip very well and seems much different. Their coating seems to be "melted on" and into the strands. You can see the stranding through the coating. I have tested it crimped over the coating and a couple of us pulled with it wrapped around a 2x4 and around a tow hitch while pushing with our legs against the bumper and we could not get it to slip the slightest bit.
It is not all I use but I do think it's very good. I have shot wahoo and big jacks with it and never had it slip. I'll mess with it some more tonight and see if I can give any more info.
chris oak wrote:
Corey turned me onto that years ago, the heavy duty stuff is what the commercial swordfishermen use. I've never had it fail on me yet, I just wish they made it in high vis yellow but I settled for black because once you hit 50' most colors appear black anyways.
For the new guys, you don't ever want to use clear mono, and even blue can be dicey. If you wrap up a seabass down deep it will make it super difficult to untangle from kelp and if you wrap yourself in it you are toast because you will never see it.
This is perfect. Had no idea LP made mono. Thank you.
2,650 feet of 300# for $43! if you use mono that is the biggest no-brainer ever.
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