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Old 09-28-2018, 10:17 PM
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Should be no problem using synthetic rope on a boat lift.

I have never done it, but I talked to a friend about it. He is a well trusted name in the 4x4 industry. He also thought no problem using synthetic rope.
Synthetic rope is degraded by UV light. Even under a canopy, UV light will reflect off the water and cause degradation

Any burrs on pulleys, spool, etc caused by existing steel cable can damage synthetic rope compromising it



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Old 09-28-2018, 10:55 PM
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I bought a Hewitt cantilever lift this weekend. The cable is broken on it. Is there anything special about the cables Hewitt sells or is it standard 5/16 stainless cable that I can get cheaper from a local hardware supplier cheaper?


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I had a Hewitt cantilever lift for a number of years,and had the same thing happen. Over time the cable frays and/or folds over itself as it coils up on the spool. in each case, I just replaced the cable with a standard galvanized cable from your local menards/depot/lowes, etc.

While you're at it, do yourself a favor and perform some maintenance on the pulleys. Its amazing how much better the lift runs when those turn smooth.
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Old 09-29-2018, 10:49 AM
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I had a Hewitt cantilever lift for a number of years,and had the same thing happen. Over time the cable frays and/or folds over itself as it coils up on the spool. in each case, I just replaced the cable with a standard galvanized cable from your local menards/depot/lowes, etc.



While you're at it, do yourself a favor and perform some maintenance on the pulleys. Its amazing how much better the lift runs when those turn smooth.


I figured when I put the new cable on it Iíll put new pulleys on. They donít cost much and looking further at the cable where it broke the pulley is pretty chewed up.


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