You can order SS cables for Tri-Ex towers from the
manufacturer. They are more expensive and they are
the next diameter size up from the regular cables.
I have SS cables on my LM-470 tower which are 10 years old.
They still look and work like new.
I would not go any other way.
On Mon, 08 Oct 2012 19:27:17 -0700 "Richard (Rick) Karlquist"
> Having just replaced my crank up cables (in case they might
> be rusted internally), I am wondering why stainless steel
> cables aren't used. It would seem that they would avoid
> the latent rust issue. I realize that they are not as strong,
> but they could simply be sized appropriately. Is it the
> case that they may still rust, just more slowly? Would
> they somehow wear out and break internally? It would be
> great to merely have to inspect the cables for obvious broken
> strands and never have to replace them on a preventative basis.
> Can someone explain this? Don't airplanes use SS cables?
> Rick N6RK
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