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Ultimate Opti Mainsheet

Ultimate Opti Mainsheet Ultimate Opti Mainsheet
Blue Polypropylene

The ultimate Opti mainsheet is double tapered and made of Polypropylene. The polypropylene mainsheet won't absorb water.

It is double tapered from 6.5mm to 9mm and back to 6.5mm. Thick only where they need to be, thin elsewhere to run smoothly.

RBLMTOPTIBLUE Optimist Double Tapered Mainsheet: Polypropylene Price: $90.25



Polilite Mainsheet

Polilite Mainsheet Rooster Polilite Opti Mainsheet
Blue or black

This line is manufactured to virtually eliminate tangles, meaning you will be easing your boom out freely at the weather mark - not pulling tangles out of your ratchet block. The diameter is optimal at 7mm which is between 1/4 inch and 5/16th inch sizes. Available in blue or black. Sold by the foot. Optimist mainsheets are twenty-four feet (24') in length.

RST7 Rooster Rope: 7mm (~9/32") Price: $0.90



Pre Cut Vectran Sail Ties

Pre Cut Vectran Sail Ties Opti Sail Ties
Black Vectran

This line is specifically made for Optimist sail ties. The one-hundred percent Vectrus core means no stretch. The black polyester cover jacket is nubby and holds knots best. Five 3mm tack lines and fourteen 1.2mm sail ties. All ties are double length.

EX1336 Sail Ties, Vectran, Double Length Kit, 5 Corner/14 Sail Ties Price: $20.80


Vectrus Sail Ties Line

Vectrus Sail Ties Line

This line is specifically made for Optimist sail ties. The one-hundred percent Vectrus core means no stretch. The black polyester cover jacket is nubby and holds knots best. We recommend purchasing a little extra just in case you lose a sail tie or two. 20 feet of middle sail tie line is recommended, 10 feet for the corner sail tie line. Very easy to just cut and burn ends of this line as needed.

Now available 3 mm Vectran without cover with uv protective coating. Constructed in such a way to facilitate easy splicing. Splicing needle (fid) available separately.

EX1366: 3mm x 16m (w/o cover, plus uv coating)
EX1367: 1.4mm x 15m
EX1368: 3mm x 16m
EX1369: 4mm x 12m
EX13672: 2.2mm x 8m
By the foot: Part numbers below starting with MR are sold by the foot.
EX1336: Pre-cut kit, ready to go!
EX13661: Stainless steel splicing needle (fid)



EX1336 Sail Ties, Vectran, Double Length Kit, 5 Corner/14 Sail Ties Price: $20.80 EX1366 Vectran 3mm x 16m (52ft) Spool Gold Price: $45.30
EX13661 Splicing Fid Stainless Price: $13.95 EX1367 Vectran 1.2mm x 15m (49ft) Spool Price: $20.80
EX13672 Vectran 2.2mm x 8m (26ft) Spool Price: $17.20 EX1368 Vectran 3mm x 16m (52ft) Spool Price: $36.05
EX1369 Vectran 4mm x 12m (39ft) Spool Price: $46.05 MREXV116 Excel Vectran: 1.5mm (1/16") Price: $0.24
MREXV18 Excel Vectran: 3mm (1/8") Price: $0.45



Line Package for Racing Optimist

This is a full line package for every line on your Optimist. It is designed for the more serious racer, coming with the highest performance line for each item. If you want high performance line to be competitive with all of the serious racers, then this is for you. The lines typically are durable, high strength, low stretch and minimal water absorption.

It includes the following:

Line Length Diameter Line Type
Mainsheet 24 feet 7mm Rooster Ropes Polilite
Sail Ties (Middle) 10 feet 1/16 inch Excel Vectran
Sail Ties (Corner) 20 feet 3/32 inch Excel Vectran
Boom Bridle 6 feet 1/8 inch Excel Vectran
Bridle Preventer 3 feet 1/8 inch Excel Vectran
Outhaul 6 feet 3/16 inch Excel Racing
Boom Vang 4 feet 3/16 inch Excel Racing
Sprit Control 4 feet 3/16 inch Dinghy Control Line
Painter 30 feet 1/4 inch Marlow Marstron
Centerboard Shock 4 feet 1/4 inch Shock Cord
Hiking Strap Shock 6 feet 3/16 inch Shock Cord
Mast Tie Down 2 feet 1/8 inch Excel Racing


OPTI100 Opti Pro Racer Line Package Price: $97.09



Line Package for Recreational Optimist

This line package includes everything needed to replace the lines on your Optimist. It it targeted to the more recreational Optimist sailor and uses line that is designed to meet less strenuous needs. Lines are typically more durable and longer lasting, while remaining strong.

It includes the following:

Line Length Diameter Line Type
Mainsheet 24 feet 7mm Rooster Ropes Polilite
Sail Ties (Middle) 10 feet 1/16 inch Excel Vectran
Sail Ties (Corner) 20 feet 3/32 inch Excel Pro
Boom Bridle 6 feet 1/8 inch Excel Vectran
Bridle Preventer 3 feet 1/8 inch Excel Pro
Outhaul 6 feet 3/16 inch Excel Pro
Boom Vang 4 feet 3/16 inch Excel Pro
Sprit Control 4 feet 3/16 inch Excel Pro
Painter 30 feet 1/4 inch Marlow Marstron
Centerboard Shock 4 feet 1/4 inch Shock Cord
Hiking Strap Shock 6 feet 3/16 inch Shock Cord
Mast Tie Down 2 feet 1/8 inch Excel Pro


OPTI110 Opti Club Racer Line Package Price: $61.86



Optimist Line Recommendations

Annapolis Performance Sailing recommends the following lines and lengths for the Optimist. Lines are recommended based on the level of sailing. Line recommendations are based on the type of sailing you will be doing and the necessary performance needed from the line. If you're looking to replace all of your lines, look below.

Recreational: For those for the sailor looking to rig their Optimist for less strenuous use. The lines are typically more durable and able to withstand the use of a club boat that's looking for longevity over high performance.
Racing: If you're looking to be competitive in your Opti fleet, these lines are for you. The lines are typically the highest performance for the application for those who are looking for high performance characteristics.


Corner ties are 23" long. Middle ties are 17" long.

Line Length Diameter Line Type
Recreational Racing
Mainsheet 24 feet 7mm Rooster Ropes Polilite Rooster Ropes Polilite
Sail Ties (Middle) 21 feet 1/16 inch Excel Vectran Excel Vectran
Sail Ties  (Corner) 10 feet 1/8 iinch Excel Pro  Excel Vectran
Boom Bridle 6 feet 1/8 inch Excel Vectran Excel Vectran
Bridle Preventer 3 feet 1/8 inch Excel Pro Excel Racing
Outhaul 6 feet 3/16 inch Excel Pro  Excel Racing
Boom Vang 4 feet 3/16 inch Excel Pro  Excel Racing
Sprit Control 4 feet 3/16 inch Excel Pro  Dinghy Control Line
Painter 30 feet 1/4 inch Marlow Marstron Marlow Marstron
Centerboard Shock 4 feet 1/4 inch Shock Cord Shock Cord
Hiking Strap Shock 6 feet 3/16 inch Shock Cord Shock Cord
Mast Tie Down 2 feet 1/8 inch Excel Pro Excel Racing



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