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Melges 32 Backstay and Accessories

Melges 32 Backstay and Accessories

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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 Melges 32 rigging options:

Melges 32 Backstay Melges 32 Backstay Flicker
Melges 32 Backstay Control Line Melges 32 Backstay Cascade Purchase Lines

Melges 32 Powdercoated Backstay Flicker

Melges 32 Powdercoated Backstay Flicker

RBS Melges 32 Powdercoated Backstay Flicker
Dimensions: 15mm x 170 cm: not-tapered

Offered in response to sailors' concerns about the longevity of their backstay flickers. These powdercoated versions offer greatly improved longevity by preventing UV damage to the epoxy and e-glass inside. The new flickers are projected to have three times the lifespan of the non powdercoated versions. They are supplied undrilled so you are able to fit your own hardware as needed.

Please note, like any unidirectional material, when drilled, it’s crucial to drill from both sides to eliminate the potential for fiber blowout.

RBS005 Melges 32 Powdercoated Backstay Flicker Price: $51.64

Melges 32 Backstay

Melges 32 Backstay
Diameters: 1/4" (4mm)
Line Options:
Yale Vectrus 12 High Performance Uncovered Vectran single-braid provides zero stretch with zero water absorption
FSE Robline SK 90 High Performance Dyneema SK-90/Polyester Core; very high breaking loads, low creep, hard wearing cover.
Heat Set DyneemaVery High Performance100% Heat Set Dyneema SK-75; Doesn't Creep (static load elongation); ultra light weight
New England DCS - Cover Only High Performance Dyneema SK-75 - Cover ONLY; reduces friction around very tight radius applications

The Melges 32 backstay are made with Vectrus 12, SK90 or Heat Set Dyneema with a DCS Dynema cover to prevent damage from the sail. SK 90 and Heat Set Dyneema are both great, lightweight options offering very high strength and low stretch, perfect for high load applications where no creep is a must. Each end has a high load sailmaker thimble spliced in.

M32351 Melges 32 Backstay: SK90 Price: $317.42 M32352 Melges 32 Backstay: Heat Set Dyneema Price: $274.37

Melges 32 Backstay Control Line

Melges 32 Backstay Control Line
Diameter: 1/4" (6mm)
Line Options:
Yale MaxiBraid Plus High Performance UHMWPE (Spectra) core provides negligible stretch with a durable polyester cover
New England Endura Braid High Performance Dyneema SK-75 core provides negligible stretch with a durable polyester cover

The continuous control line for the Melges 32 has the cover stripped back and buried at the ends. The two core tails 18” (tails are 3-1/2’ long each for easy splicing) from the bury are marked for you for ease of splicing. You will need to splice the Dyneema cores together (using a simple 12-strand splice and bury) once the line is reeved through your blocks on the boat.

M32150 Melges 32 Backstay Control: Endura Braid Price: $113.52 M32151 Melges 32 Backstay Control: MaxiBraid Plus Price: $108.68

Melges 32 Backstay Cascade Purchase Lines

Melges 32 Backstay Cascade Purchase Lines
Diameter: 3/16" (5mm)
Line Options:
Samson AmSteel Blue High Performance Dyneema SK-75 single braid; minimal stretch with zero water absorption

Melges 32 Backstay Cascade Purchase lines have eyes spliced on to each end. Luggage tag the extender to the pad eye on the starboard transom. For the primary, luggage tag one end to the free eye on the extender line and to the bail of a Tylaska T5 trigger shackle (sold separately) at the same time. Then run it up and through the block attached to the backstay and end on the floating block. The secondary is luggage tagged to the pad eye on the port side of the transom, run up and through the floating block, back down and through a single on the transom, and attached to the double block that the traveler control line runs through.

M32160 Melges 32 Primary Backstay Cascade Price: $33.57 M32165 Melges 32 Ext. for Primary Backstay Cascade Price: $26.61
M32170 Melges 32 Secondary Backstay Cascade Price: $37.92 TY5SB T5 Trigger Release Shackle, Std. Bail Price: $134.96

Melges 32 Backstay Flicker

Melges 32 Backstay Flicker Non tapered fiberglass, made exclusively for the Melges 32. Comes undrilled.

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