Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM Running Rigging
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I am fairly certain that the difference is the quality of the rope made by the rope manufacturer.
I most cases thickness compression is not an issue like it is with the Anderson Line Tender. I believe most rope manufacturers have taken something out of the core (guts) of their ropes. Their reason for doing this is sound. 98% of their customers shop mostly price.
The Kevlar rope Amel used for some specific lines was packed with fiber and could not be compressed. This was a matter of quality, rather than the fact that it had a Kevlar core. I am betting that you might be able to find Kevlar rope that isn't as packed.
About 1-2 years ago Amel began recommending 12mm line for the outhaul and mainsheet Traveller.
CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
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