OK, this is a strange question. May even be consider dumb. I new at this, so be gentle.
Why wouldn't you use steel cable instead of ropes for docking. Other than the rusting issue. I can't understand why this is not being done. However, I have NEVER seen anyone using cables. I ask because I need some new ropes and I have a LOT of steel cable.
Any info or or enlightenment would be appreciated. Thanks!!