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Samson Amsteel-Blue is a 12-strand braided rope using 100 percent Dyneema SK-75 fiber with Samthane urethane coating to create a non-rotational rope that yields extremely high strength and low stretch. Amsteel offers one of the highest strength-to-weight ratios and conveniently floats. It has superior flex fatigue and wear resistance making it stronger than wire rope.
Amsteel is usually covered at the cleat, stopper, or winch. Also note that size 7/64" changes from 12-strand to 8-strand construction. Available in the color gray.
Note- AmSteel-Blue is an upgrade design from Original AmSteel and it offers superior strength in the smaller sizes. AmSteel-Blue is always size-for-size stronger than wire at 1/7th the weight. Amsteel "Blue" is offered in Blue and Silver colors. Be sure to select color of choice. No returns on cut footage.
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No matter what size, AmSteel-Blue provides the ultimate in low stretch, lightweight strength, abrasion resistance and easy splicing .
Why use Samson Amsteel-Blue:
Stronger than wire with same elastic elongation as wire rope
Extremely light and buoyant
High abrasion resistance
A size for size strength replacement for wire rope at only 1/7th the weight
Torque-free, very flexible, easy to handle
Easily inspected or field spliced
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Wire Replacement - Non Jacketed
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I am considering changing the 1x19 SS wire rope on the shrouds on my little day-sailer to synthetic line. Do you think Amsteel or Vectran line will suffice? I like the ease of splicing eyes and thimbles in these products.
My first consideration in replacing steel with amsteel would be the stretch factor. Amsteel stretches; how much is an unknown.
The stuff is slippery, hard to hold a knot
My guess is "yes".(You mention the construction but not the material spec. or diameter)I would call customer support at either Samson or New England Ropes foradvice on diameter and any tips they may provide.
Yes, you could do that just be sure to size it to the wire strength.
JD Tech Team
How is Amsteel Blue (or Amsteel Silver, if there is any difference) rated for UV resistance?
Bill in Philly
The product is Amsteel Blue (it does have the color in the name but does not dictate the material color), and we sell it in blue or silver color. Just like any other HMPE ropes, it has great UV resistance.
JD Tech Associate
I am not positive but I've read that it's UV stabilized. UV stabilizers are substances that are used to prevent a chemical process referred to as "photo degradation" which occurs when ultraviolet radiation coming from an artificial light source or the Sun collapses chemical bonds within a polymer.
What is Creep in Amsteel?
It does creep a little. I do not use it in situations where the creep is an important factor. Usually after it is in use for a period of time it stabilizes and no longer exhibits the small amount of stretch which is ceep.
JOHN PRATT MIT CREW
Wire replacement option
Used to replace some fraying wire (center board and jib cloth adjustment) on an older Lightning Class sailboat. So far working great. Very pliable. Was a little bit of a challenge threading it thru the very small section of tubing it routes thru. I had read somewhere it doesn't hold a knot so have been a little hesitant to try it. So far that doesn't appear to be true.
If you like Dyneema...
I used dyneema to re-do my life lines.I love the stuff. You can learn to splice it onyoutube -- not all that difficult.And, I like buying from Jamestown. They are friendly, reliable, and not too expensive.What else could you ask for?
This is an outstanding product at a good price. Jamestown Distributors customer service rules!
Makes great lightweight rope for hammock hanging while camping.
Kansas City, MO
i would buy this product again
use where desired strength and durability are necessary.Very strong for its diameter.Not very easy to splice
Perfect for my projects. Strong and lightweight.
I use amsteel for camping line at the moment, The hollow core is great for tieing soft shackles as well. This stuff is truly amazing. I will more than likely buy amsteel the next time i need to replace a rope or line as well, the strength to weight ratio is unmatched. Word of caution though this stuff is slippery, not impossible to tie with, just takes a little extra on the tag ends than you normally would use to compensate.
This is the most amazing thing I have ever used. I still can't believe this tiny rope holds that much weight! I bought 40ft of this little gem to hang my hammock, but I will probably use the rope to do just about anything. Tow objects, tie up my boat, hang my hammock,..... really anything that I can think of. I am definitely going to purchase some more just to keep around the house. Going to get a thicker one to put in my truck for emergency situations.