About this Item
- Commercial Grade 7 x 19 Aircraft Cable
- 3/8 in. OD Wire Rope
- Best for saltwater conditions
- Minimum Breaking Strength = 12,000 lbs.
- Safe Working Load = 3,000 lbs.
The 3/8″ Cut-to-Length Stainless Steel Wire Rope Cable is a 7 x 19 strand aircraft cable. Custom-cut to the desired length. Moderate corrosion resistance & remains ductile over long periods running over sheaves. Best used for saltwater applications. The most commonly used cable for boat lifts. Made by BH-USA.
BH-USA recommends 7 x 19 aircraft cables for boat lift applications. 7 x 19 means the rope has seven strands and there are nineteen wires in each strand. Always consider at least a 5:1 safety factor when figuring working loads. A test certificate for all cables sold by BH-USA is available upon request.
7 x 19 aircraft cable is not suitable for use in aircraft controls.
Aircraft cable is specified by the number of strands in the rope times the number of wires in each strand. “7 x 19” means the rope has seven (7) strands, with 19 wires in each strand. 7×19 is the most flexible aircraft cable construction.
How to Order
Select desired feet in the “Feet per cut” dropdown. Then select the desired amount of that length in the “Quantity” dropdown. Then select the “Add to Cart” button. For multiple sizes, just change the measurements after the desired amount is added to your cart for a new size and amount.
How much will my cable hold?
The drop is the individual piece of cable from the boat lift to the sling or cradle. Boat lifts have a minimum of 4 drops straight line and 8 drops compounded. The cable must be 7 x 19 aircraft-grade and less than 2 years old. These ratings drop after 2 years and all cables should be replaced after 2 years. What size boat lift cable do I need to lift my boat? Any boat heavier than 6,000 lbs. needs the boat lift cable to be compounded. We use the ASME (American Society for Mechanical Engineers) recommended safety factor and rating system, which is the same used in the overhead crane industry. Never use “Breaking Strength” for rating a cable.
What size boat lift cable do I need to lift my boat?
|Boat Weight||Cable Size||Cable Configuration|
|2,800 lbs.||3/16 in.||Straight Line|
|4,500 lbs.||1/4 in.||Straight Line|
|6,000 lbs.||5/16 in.||Straight Line|
|6,000 lbs.||1/4 in.||Compounded|
|9,000 lbs.||1/4 in.||Compounded|
|10,000 lbs.||1/4 in.||Compounded|
|13,000 lbs.||5/16 in.||Compounded|
|16,000 lbs.||3/8 in.||Compounded|
Any boat heavier than 6,000 lbs. needs the boat lift cable to be compounded. We use the ASME (American Society for Mechanical Engineers) recommended safety factor and rating system, which is the same used in the overhead crane industry. Never use “Breaking Strength” for rating a cable.