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post #16 of 26 Old 07-15-2010, 02:42 PM
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Convert to a far safer 3/8" synthetic rope and none of this is an issue.


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post #17 of 26 Old 07-15-2010, 03:34 PM
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Convert to a far safer 3/8" synthetic rope and none of this is an issue.
if you have the money to convert to it. a 10 dollar blanket is far cheaper than a 300 rope and aluminum hawse fairlead or at least new rollers so you dont cut the crap out of the new rope, let alone the fact that you might as well get a dafety thimble while your at it, another 60 bucks.
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Plus if you don't intentionally get yourself into a situation where you may be needing the winch but want it just in case, no point in upgrading to a synthetic rope but (as usual) Jerry is right; you don't have the issue of dangerous flying ropes with synthetic.

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if you have the money to convert to it. a 10 dollar blanket is far cheaper than a 300 rope and aluminum hawse fairlead or at least new rollers so you dont cut the crap out of the new rope, let alone the fact that you might as well get a dafety thimble while your at it, another 60 bucks.

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Thank you for the replies, it gives me some ideas until I can go synthetic. From what I am hereing I know its not full proof but it will cut down some of the snap in case something does happen......which nobody im sure wants to witness.
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First key thing is make sure no one is in between the vehicle that is winching and the one being winched. That way if for whatever reason the blanket doesn't stop it enough the vehicles will act as a barrier.

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Thank you for the replies, it gives me some ideas until I can go synthetic. From what I am hereing I know its not full proof but it will cut down some of the snap in case something does happen......which nobody im sure wants to witness.

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Plus if you don't intentionally get yourself into a situation where you may be needing the winch but want it just in case...
There are some places I routinely go where I know before I leave the house that the odds of needing to pull the cable are %100. I guess I'll just start staying home on those days.

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no need to be a smartass. I was saying that upgrading to a synthetic may not be necessary just use a blanket. If you regularly use it then it is definitely beneficial to upgrade to synthetic. For me, I am not that adventurous (yet) so wire cable and a blanket would suffice.
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There are some places I routinely go where I know before I leave the house that the odds of needing to pull the cable are %100. I guess I'll just start staying home on those days.

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I've heard of some using an old inner tube with some sand in it. I'm kinda fond of the mover's blanket though. It's more "multi-purpose" as it gets used more as a off road creeper when fixing stuff and it might keep me from freezing come some winter night

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I use a section of old fire hose filled with sand

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