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Synthetic Rope Fray

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With synthetic rope damage is often easier to spot. Mild abrasion to the outer rope filaments may cause the rope to look fuzzed but this typically won’t affect performance. If you find any rope fibers that are melted or fused from excessive loads or cuts or exposed core fibers, the winch line needs to be replaced. When using synthetic rope it is a good idea to employ a protective sleeve over the rope wherever it may contact rocks or other objects that may abrade the rope.