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APS Vectran Harken Halyard System

APS Vectran Harken Halyard System

This halyard system is one of the best performing systems available. We start with 1/8” Yale Vectrus 12, which has no stretch, runs smoothly, and has factory applied clear Maxijacket coating to prevent UV damage and reduce line damage due to abrasion and wear. We splice on a Harken 29mm T2 Single (H2146) block to one end. The block’s design allows the line to be run into and around the center of the block prior to splicing. We then whip our splice to keep things tightly in place.

Now the Vectrus 12 is run through a Harken Hook-in block (EX1351H), which provides the best fit against the mast available in a block due to its contoured shape. On the sprit end of the line we use the lesser known brummel splice that cross braids the Vectrus 12 so the fibers are effectively locked and can's pull out. Additionally, we whip the splice to keep things tightly in place. To prevent the loss of the Harken hook-in block when the system is not in use on the boat, we position a black rubber grommet so the block does not slide off.

OPTI200 Vectran Opti Halyard System w/Harken Blocks Price: $94.09


APS Vectran Karver-Harken Halyard System

APS Vectran Karver-Harken Halyard System

This halyard system is the best performing system available. We start with 1/8” Yale Vectrus 12, which has no stretch, runs smoothly, and has factory applied clear Maxijacket coating to prevent UV damage and reduce line damage due to abrasion and wear. We splice on a KB6 Karver block (extremely strong) to one end. The block’s design allows the line to be run around the center of the block prior to splicing. We then whip our splice to keep things tightly in place.

Now the Vectrus 12 is run through a Harken Hook-in block (EX1351H), which provides the best fit against the mast available in a block due to its contoured shape. On the sprit end of the line we use the lesser known brummel splice that cross braids the Vectrus 12 so the fibers are effectively locked and can's pull out. Additionally, we whip the splice to keep things tightly in place. To prevent the loss of the Harken hook-in block when the system is not in use on the boat, we position a black rubber grommet so the block does not slide off.

OPTI201 Vectran Opti Halyard System w/Karver & Harken Block Price: $122.30



Karver Mainsheet System by APS

Karver Mainsheet System by APS

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APS Karver Mainsheet System

Combine Karver KBO blocks with our APS Dyneema Shackle loops for a lightweight, low friction system that you can easily convert for a 4:1 to a 2:1 just by detaching the DSL and letter the lower blow drop to the deck.

The same system can be used to make a 3:1 covert to a 2:1 for stronger sailors - just remove the lower block and tie your mainsheet off to the shackle loop.

For the 4:1 system you will need 3 KBO2 blocks, 1 DSL, and a non-tapered mainsheet like Buzz or Rooster line. (The thick part of the tapered mainsheet is too wide to fit in these ultra slim blocks.)

APSDSL764 7/64 Dyneema Shackle Loop Price: $18.95 KBO2 Karver KBO2 Lashing Block Price: $34.80



APS Tapered Vectran Vang

APS Tapered Vectran Vang

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Eliminate the wire that destroys your fittings and oxidizes your boom with this tapered Vectran and Dinghy Control. The 3 splices luggage tag together allowing for the sailor to install themselves. Zero stretch and great holding power in cleat make this the ultimate in Opti vangs .



OPTI400 Opti Tapered Vectran Vang Price: $36.40


APS Adjustable Vectran Bridle

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APS Adjustable Vectran Bridle

Especially made by APS for the top competitor this is the ulimate in Opti bridles. Made from Vectran spliced to a stainless bridle ring the ends are left long for custom length tying. On the aft end there is a nylon thimble inserted for easy 2 to 1 purchase tying allowing for quick tension changes on the fly. Pair this with our sweet Vectran mainsheet block and clip for the ultimate in Opti trim performance.



OPTI301 Opti Vectran Boom Bridle Price: $17.30


APS Vectran Mainsheet Block and Clip

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APS Vectran Mainsheet Block and Clip

Specially made by APS for the top competitor this is the ultimate mainsheet block and clip. Made from a Harken 40mm Carbo block (H2650), custom vectran pendant reinforced with cover at the block head and trigger safety snap shackle this set up reduces the amount of mainsheet you have to pull in when rounding the leeward mark.



OPTI500 APS Opti Mainsheet Clip Block Price: $60.95



APS Long Straw 48l Opti Bouyancy Bags

APS Long Straw 48l Opti Bouyancy Bags Our most popular air bag, it is the traditional Opti air bag, but branded with the APS logo. Twist lock tube valve (aka "Long Straw"), red. Inflated size: 29cm x 92cm. Deflated size: 44cm x 98cm, radius 5cm. Volume: 48l.

EX1219CL Airbag, Red APS w/Long Straw - Lg 48L Price: $35.00

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