Help with the ROV Tether.

Woo AdminROV, Steel Boat

Daniel and Rob

Daniel and Rob

Danial and Rob, two engineers on their way to race their car in Nebraska, stopped in and we tested a length of RG6 inside some tubular webbing.  Unfortunately the tubular webbing stretches about 35% with just 300 pounds of load and that was too much for the RG6.   So we need your help.   But please stay within the parameters. We are not a government agency and we do not want to act like one.

We are looking for:  Cheaper, Stronger, Easier, and More Widely Available for 60 cents a foot.

So what is the best combination of polypropylene tubular webbing, coaxial cable and strength member, either steel of synthetic so that we have a low cost, neutrally buoyant, anti-strumming, tether that can sustain a 1000+ pounds of load when towing?

How much will coaxial cable routinely stretch?

What is the working load for common RG6 with a messenger wire?

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