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    Outrigger Question

    Do you use 300lb mono or braided cord (string) for your outriggers? Which do you prefer? I have always used string but they keep wearing out on me. Thought about switching to mono.

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    400 lb mono

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    Mono

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    I like heavy dacron, but perhaps not the stuff you get in typical kits. I get 700lb stuff from a para supply place. Prior to that I lucked into some really nice round splicable dacron at Black Bart's, but it wasn't a regular item.

    I've seem plenty of web chatter about guys replacing their 400lb mono annually or every other year. My dacron has been lasting me about 5-6 years. It doesn't creep and is easy to grip.

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    3/32 Para cord...can get multiple colors, last a long time and is easy to stow if your outriggers are telescopic.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/381791564724...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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    400 mono

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    Thanks guys

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    Yup. What everybody said.

    Cordage has come a long way and doesnt deteriorate like it used to and is getting pretty close to mono as far as longevity. But.....

    My personal preference is mono. Go walk the dock where the charter and sporty boats sleep and see for yourself which is used.
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