Pre-Cut Galvanized Steel Cable

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Pre-Cut Galvanized Steel Cable

Pre-Cut Galvanized Steel Cable is built with zinc-coated steel. Hot dipped galvanized finish. The cable is factory cut, rolled, and taped for shipping.

  • Corrosion-Resistant: Zinc coating battles rust.
  • Strong and Durable: Built tough to handle heavy loads.
  • Flexible: Stays flexible for easy handling and adjustments despite its strength.
  • Convenience: Pre-cut sizes save you from the hassle of cutting and splicing for the right fit.
  • Time Savings: Skip cutting and splicing for efficient and error-free installation.
  • Accuracy: Precision-cut for the correct length and size without guesswork.
  • Safety: Built to strict safety standards, offering reliable and secure performance.

A Closer Look at Aircraft Cable: For boat lifts, BH-USA recommends 7×19 aircraft cables. Aim for a 5:1 safety factor and use at least four drops. Test certificates are there if you need them. Remember, steer clear of using this cable for aircraft controls or lifting humans.

Understanding Safe Working Load vs. Minimum Breaking Strength: Always choose Safe Working Load (SWL) over breaking strength. Breaking strength only tells you the force in ideal conditions. ASME recommends a safety factor for long-lasting strength, ensuring safety throughout a cable’s life.

When rating a cable, make safety the priority, not just “Breaking Strength.”

Specifications

Lift Size 1 Part Straight Line 2 Part Compounded
2,800 lbs. 3/16 in. 3/16 in.
4,500 lbs. 1/4 in. 3/16 in.
6,000 lbs. 5/16 in. 1/4 in.
9,000 lbs. X 1/4 in.
10,000 lbs. X 1/4 in.
13,000 lbs. X 5/16 in.
16,000 lbs. X 3/8 in.
24,000 lbs. X 3/8 in.*

The first step in deciding what size wire rope is required for your lift is to determine the total weight to be lifted which will include the “wet” weight of the boat, the maximum estimated cargo that could be put in the boat during the lift, and the weight of the lifting cradle

  • Boat
  • Fuel
  • Water (Ballast, live well, potable, etc.)
  • Any cargo items in the boat (Note: There should never be people in the boat while being lifted.)
  • Boat cradle and bunks

The boat weight specified by a manufacturer is typically the “dry” weight of the boat. To get the “wet” weight, you must include the weight of the fuel (gasoline is 6.30 lb/US gal and diesel is 6.94 lb/US gal), the weight of any water (8.34 lb/US gal) that may ever be present in the boat and the estimated weight of the possible cargo (ie – coolers, skis, etc.).

Cable Ratings

Cable Size Cable Material Lifting Capacity Min. Breaking Strength Safe Working Limit Best Water Type
3/16 in. Stainless 1,050 lbs. * 3,700 lbs. 925 lbs. Saltwater
3/16 in. Galvanized 925 lbs. * 4,200 lbs. 1,050 lbs. Freshwater
1/4 in. Stainless 1,750 lbs. * 6,400 lbs. 1,600 lbs. Saltwater
1/4 in. Galvanized 1,600 lbs. * 7,000 lbs. 1,750 lbs. Freshwater
5/16 in. Stainless 2,450 lbs. * 9,000 lbs. 2,250 lbs. Saltwater
5/16 in. Galvanized 2,250 lbs. * 9,800 lbs. 2,450 lbs. Freshwater
3/8 in. Stainless 3,600 lbs. * 12,000 lbs. 3,000 lbs. Saltwater
3/8 in. Galvanized 3,000 lbs. * 14,400 lbs. 3,600 lbs. Freshwater

* – Use a minimum of 4 drops for boat lift applications

NOT FOR LIFTING HUMANS

No product can operate indefinitely at its rated capacity. Wire rope and Cable must be inspected regularly for any deterioration which may result in the loss of original strength. Users must determine whether further use of the rope would constitute a safety hazard to life or property. Lubricate operating ropes regularly. Keep out from under any raised loads and keep out of the line of force of any load.

AVOID SHOCK LOADS.

Due to the uncontrollable situations in which this cable is used after the purchase, BH-USA cannot warranty or be held liable for cable past the purchase date. It is the responsibility of the ultimate user to determine a working load limit for each application. Many factors should be considered: included among, but not limited to, loads applied, speed of operation, acceleration or deceleration, length of rope or cable, shock loads, abrasion, corrosion, number, size, condition, and location of drums and sheaves, facilities for inspection, and the danger to life and property should a rope or cable break. Wire Ropes and Cables must be stored, used, lubricated, and maintained in accordance with normal safety standards; and must be properly designed, maintained, and operated. Inspect regularly.

Do not kink, knot, or crush. Do not ever use wire rope sold by or made by BH-USA to lift humans in any way.

Product Overview

  • Commercial-grade cable
  • Stainless is the best for freshwater application
  • Size determined by the outer diameter
  • Cut in-house at BH-USA

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