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Old 11-20-2006, 05:29 PM
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I like a cable. I had a strap get cut fromt he boat bouncing up and down. The bad part was, I was headed up the Sunshine Skyway when it came broke. I made it to the other side, thank goodness I had some log chain and a come along in my truck.
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Don't say they never break! I almost broke my jaw back in '92 when we were winching up the raceboat (leadsled of a 29' Mirage) and the cable snapped sending the hand crank flying around and hitting the underside of my jaw.
I let my handle slip coming back around hitting all my fingers on the tips. turn the tips of my fingers blue and looked like I had black finger nail Polish on the nails also.

I try not to let the cable get to old so it want break.Maybe not never but of 16 years knock on wood.I don't like the strapsbecause of the sun gets to that exposed part.
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Check with Warparty36.
Yes he does. He made up one winch strap and four tie downs with ratchets for me. Nice guy, great straps, fair prices.
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do a search for winch strap and you will find a thread i started. someone connected me with hi tech marine great guy great help.
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I have always used 3/8 spectra on my winches.10,ooo lb test and does not stretch so if it were to ever break it would simply fall not whip.Cable and straps scare the living hell out of me when it comes time to crank a boat up on trailer during low tide and engine failure.Also you can reverse the line or trim it back and reattache your hook to keep it fresh.Works great with a pulleye and a hook on the boweye to get a 2 to 1 advantage when you really need some pulling power .
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Don't say they never break! I almost broke my jaw back in '92 when we were winching up the raceboat (leadsled of a 29' Mirage) and the cable snapped sending the hand crank flying around and hitting the underside of my jaw.

I clamp a towel near the bow hook on the winch cable in the
event of a cable failure it should slow the cable recoil.
I use a electric winch.
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Tommymonza,
Is Spectra a trade name for a woven form of rope ? How do you fasten it to the hook ?
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