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[TowerTalk] Kevlar rope for truss?

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Kevlar rope for truss?
From: (Dan Levin)
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 13:03:11 -0700 (PST)
The latest in a long series of questions related to 
my tower project in Boonville, CA...

I want to truss the boom of my 40 meter yagi.  I can 
use stainless steel wire rope, but I'd prefer not to 
use something metalic.  The obvious candidate seems 
to be kevlar rope, which is available from my local 
West Marine for about the same cost as stainless 

This rope has a kevlar core, and a white polyester 
cover or outer braid.  The idea is that the polyester 
protects the kelvar from UV. Does anyone have 
experience using this type of rope for trussing 
applications?  I'm a bit worried about the 24/7 
exposure to UV degrading the rope over time...


                    ***dan, K6IF

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