because I spent over an hr searching though the forums he posted and reading threads that HE posted only to find absolutely nothing even remotely resembling what he was talking about, in fact, the exact opposite. Heck, even Pirate didn't have anything about a stretching problem associated with Amsteel or any other winch rope for that matter. I did, however, find posts from people I know personally and trust for accurate information who mentioned the little or no stretch characteristics of synthetic winch lines.expeditionswest said:All desertdude was doing was providing another opinion on the subject from a knowledgeable source (Ted is a reseller of the amsteel product). Why the hostility?
If he had an once of credibility he would post some hard facts when he continues to harp on his 3rd-hand info from ONE individual, who, by the way, did not seem to be included in what few Amsteel discussions from either of the forums that were posted.
I gathered from the recommended site that "Ted", if he is the owner, was an amsteel dealer so I figured I would find something about this so-called 'stretching' problem somewhere on the site...nothing there. I don't have to call someone just to get info that I should be able to fine on the web; why waste the $ w/o some previous info on the subject?
I figure this desertdude is either just trying to see if he can set me off or is just a completely clueless prick.
If the latter, I have little use for him, if the former, my hat's off to him