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Snipe Halyards, Sheets and Lines

Snipe Halyards, Sheets and Lines

We Custom Make Rigging When You Order It
If you would like to use a line type, diameter, length or configuration different than what we have listed below, give our Customer Service Department a call at (800)729.9767 and we’ll be happy to customize a solution for you.

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When Will Your Order Ship?
APS will contact you with within one business day with a day-definite shipping date for your rigging order. All rigging orders are processed on a first come, first served basis and our shipping dates are determined by the current volume of orders in our Rigging Department. Please be aware that at the peak of our season (May - August), rigging times may exceed three business days.

For quicker navigation of our available options, you may choose from the list below or scroll through this page for all of our class legal Snipe rigging options:

Sheets, Halyards and Control Lines
Snipe Mainsheet Snipe Jib Sheets Snipe Smooth Tack Jib Sheet
Snipe Main Halyard Snipe Jib Halyard Snipe Tapered Pole Launcher





Snipe Mainsheet


Snipe Mainsheet
Diameter: 5/16" (8mm)
Line Options:
Samson AmSteel Blue High Performance Dyneema SK-75 single braid; minimal stretch with zero water absorption
Maffioli Swiftcord High Performance Dyneema SK-75/Cordura single braid; minimal stretch; zero water absorption; durable
FSE Robline Racing Sheet High Performance SK-75/Nylon Blend; textured Nylon makes it easy to hold on to, runs well, low stretch, low kink, does not absorb water
Yale Ph.D High Performance Spun Polyester Twisted Over Spectra 1000; durable, fast running, non water absorption; fuzzy on hands


Our Snipe mainsheets are made from 5/16" Dyneema line with and 5/32" Amsteel tail spliced on. The Dyneema options are Swiftcord or Racing Sheet, both are minimal stretch single braids. Swiftcord is a Dyneema and Cordura blend so the line is light, soft and fit to handle high working loads. Racing Sheet is a Dyneema/Nylon blend that's easy to hold onto to and runs well. Ph.D is spun polyester twiseter over Spectra 1000, making it durable and fuzzy on hands. All options are whipped at the ends for durability.

SNIPE400 Snipe Mainsheet: Swiftcord w/Amsteel Tails Price: $91.04 SNIPE402 Snipe Mainsheet: Racing Sheet w/Amsteel Tails Price: $93.46
SNIPE403 Snipe Mainsheet: Ph.D. w/Amsteel Tails (1/4") Price: $76.08


Snipe Main Halyard

Snipe Main Halyard


Snipe Main Halyard
Diameter: 1/8" (3mm)
Line Options:
Samson AmSteel Blue High Performance Dyneema SK-75 single braid; minimal stretch with zero water absorption


This is a Sidewinder style wire halyard (no halyard lock stop ball) with a small Holt Allen halyard shackle spliced on the working end of the 7x19 1/8” wire with a wire loop formed at the other end with a special imported nicro sleeve. Includes a 1/8" spectra tail (not shown in picture) spliced to the wire loop.

APS063 Snipe Main Halyard, 3/32" Wire Price: $75.00


Snipe Jib Sheets

Snipe Jib Sheets


Snipe Smooth Jib Sheets
Diameter: 1/4" (6mm)
Line Options:
Samson AmSteel Blue High Performance Dyneema SK-75; minimal stretch with zero water absorption
Yale Ph.D High Performance Spun Polyester Twisted Over Spectra 1000; durable, fast running, non water absorption; fuzzy on hands
Maffioli NewSwift High Performance Dyneema SK-75 cover with a SK-75 & Cordura core; minimal stretch, zero water absorption
Maffioli Swiftcord High Performance Dyneema SK-75/Cordura single braid; minimal stretch; zero water absorption; durable
Marlow Excel Fusion High Performance Dyneema/Polypropylene cover with a Dyneema SK-75 core; minimal stretch, abrasion and heat resistant
Samson Ultra-Lite Mid-Range Performance Dyneema SK-60/Polypropylene core with Polypro cover provides low stretch; zero water absorption


These Snipe Jib Sheets have the middle of the line doubled over a small screw shackle. This attachment is then double seized and hand stitched (see exploded view above), and is covered with shrink wrap for a clean and snag free attachment. All ends are whipped for durability.

SNIPE151 Snipe Barber Hauler: Amsteel Price: $43.42 SNIPE210 Snipe Jib Sheet: Swiftcord w/Shackle Price: $67.63
SNIPE211 Snipe Jib Sheet: Ph.D. w/Shackle Price: $70.15 SNIPE220 Snipe Jib Sheet: Ultra Lite w/Shackle Price: $62.38
SNIPE221 Snipe Jib Sheet: Excel Fusion w/Shackle Price: $80.02 - $81.46


Snipe Jib Halyard

Snipe Jib Halyard


Snipe Jib Halyard
Diameter: 1/8" (3mm)
Line Options:
Samson AmSteel Blue High Performance Dyneema SK-75 single braid; minimal stretch with zero water absorption


This is a Sidewinder style wire halyard with a small Race Lite shackle on the working end of the 7x19 1/8” wire with a wire loop formed at the other end with a special imported nicro sleeve. Includes a 1/8" spectra tail (not shown in picture) spliced to the wire loop.

APS064 Snipe Jib Halyard, 1/8" Wire Price: $62.80


Snipe Smooth Tack Jib Sheets

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Snipe Smooth Tack Jib Sheets


Snipe Smooth Tack Jib Sheets
Diameter: 1/4" (6mm)
Line Options:
New England Endura Braid High Performance Dyneema SK-75 core provides negligible stretch with a durable polyester cover
Yale MaxiBraid Plus High Performance UHMWPE (Spectra) core provides negligible stretch with a durable polyester cover


The Snipe smooth tack jib sheet is a stripped back Dyneema core, brummel spliced with an eye in the end, then recovered and seized in place. Both ends are also whipped for durability.

SNIPE200 Snipe Smooth Tack Jib Sheets: Maxibraid Price: $96.80 - $111.80 SNIPE201 Snipe Smooth Tack Jib Sheets: Endura Braid Price: $100.33 - $114.76



Snipe Tapered Pole Launcher Line


Snipe Pole Launcher
Diameter: 3/16" (5mm)
Line Options:
Dinghy Control by FSE Robline High Performance Dyneema SK-75 core provides negligible stretch with a durable polyester cover, high quality design
New England Endura Braid High Performance Dyneema SK-75 core provides negligible stretch with a durable polyester cover


The Snipe Tapered Launcher uses 3/16" Dinghy Control or Endura that are strong and have low stretch. Flexible, yet firm makes it work well in high load applications. The running end is stripped, while the cover is left on where it is cleated and handled. Both ends are whipped for durability.

SNIPE110 Pole Launcher Tapered 3/16" Dinghy Control Price: $61.10 SNIPE111 Pole Launcher Tapered 3/16" Endura Braid Price: $53.30 - $62.60


Snipe Tow Line

Snipe Tow Line

Snipe Tow Line
Diameter: 5/16" (8mm) or 3/8" (~9mm)
Line Options:
Marlow MarstronMid-Range PerformancePolypropylene single braid; zero water absorption; light weight and moderate stretch
Nylon BraitClub/Economy Performance100% Nylon single braid; low water absorption; light weight and good shock absorption
New England Dinghy Tow Line Club/Economy Performance Durable, spliceable tow line that floats on the surface of the water for improved visibility


Three options that make great tow lines. All options are whipped for durability. The Marstron is the lightest option and is the least water absorbing of the three. It floats easily on top of the water, as opposed to our next option, Dinghy Tow Rope, that will float but not at surface like Marstron. Dinghy Tow Rope is a double braid making it the most durable and has little water absorption. It does tend to run a bit big, so the 9mm is more like a 9.5". The Nylon Brait is the most shock absorbing of the three, making it especially useful in longer tow lines to prevent damage.

All three are compliant with the new version of Snipe Class Rule 52.16 that states that a towline of 15 meters minimum length and 8mm minimum diameter must be carried aboard. This rule is in affect April 1st, 2011.

SNIPE500 Snipe Tow Line: Dinghy Tow Rope Price: $39.00 - $48.50 SNIPE501 Snipe Tow Line: Nylon Brait, White Price: $44.50
SNIPE502 Snipe Tow Line: Marstron Price: $44.00

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