>>David Clemons said in a previous post...
> considerably more expensive. Don't use any of the polyethylene type ropes
> because, after a period of time in sunlight, small jagged pieces will
> flake off. These pieces are incredibly sharp and will become embedded in
> your hand as you are using the rope.
Been there, done that...absolutely true (and painful)!
I used polyethylene to guy my vertical for just over a year. It was
flaking in spots in just that time. I took the antenna down to redo
the joints (steel wool and Noalox) and replaced the rope with dacron.
Later I grabbed the "discarded" poly to tie a rolled up mattress to
bring camping...not smart. Poly splinters do not remove as well as
wood splinters do.
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