Firefly: Magnetic Grappler

The Firefly 'verse equivalent of a tractor beam -- a magnetic grappler is much more... tactile. A large clamp (looking like nothing so much as the huge magnet that salvage yards use to pick up automobiles, but with larger outer flanges) is deployed and fired like a grappling hook at another spaceship. This grapple is on a tether, which is then reeled in. A few facts, or inferred facts:

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