Robline's Dinghy Vectran gives dinghy sailors a fantastic halyard line with minimal stretch and high breaking load characteristics by exploiting Vectran's best properties in the core.
- Great dinghy halyard line. Designed specifically to be a halyard line on small dinghies, as well as sail ties for Opti and Sunfish. Can be stripped and spliced for ultra-strong and light dinghy halyards.
- The stiff construction helps keep sail ties in a loop to make sliding spars through easier when putting your sail on.
Cover Material: Polyester
- Dinghy Vectran has a smooth, tightly woven cover that adds to the lines overall durability.
Core Material: Vectran 12-strand
- It is specially coated, 12-strand Vectran core that resists UV rays and abrasion. Vectran has zero creep, which means your halyards will not irreversibly stretch.
End Termination: Cut
- Vectran core will not melt – can either cut core short of cover and melt cover together or whip end of line to secure.
Spliceable: Yes (see note)
- Very difficult to splice. If eye splice needed for halyard can strip cover back a couple inches at end & whipped down. 5/32” can be spliced; smaller sizes are too small for splicing.
Strippable: Yes (see note)
- Cover could be stripped on 5/32” but not necessarily recommended unless extreme weight savings is needed – in such small sizes the Vectran will suffer from abrasion & UV damage, reducing the life of your halyard.
|Size: Inches||Size: Millimeters||Tensile Strength (lbs.)||Weight in Lbs/100 ft.|
|Line Application||Main Halyard, Jib/Genoa Halyard, Spinnaker Halyard|
|Line Construction||Double Braid|
|Can Strip Cover?||Yes|
Hi this is Kyle from APS, and I'm here to share with you some of the characteristics of Dinghy Vectran Line by FSE Robline.
This line is available in two colors and three diameters. This really small 1/12”, we've got 1/8” and then we have 5/32”.
This has a tightly-woven polyester jacket, smooth but not slippery. The core of this is 100% Vectran. Low stretch. Low water absorption, UV-stable, no creep, no stretch, and you can see that it is also coated.
Starting with this little guy, the 1/12”. This is coated but it's not braided. It's just not really feasible to strip the jacket nor it's kind of hard to imagine a need where you'd need to. The core is coated, but it's really not recommended that you strip this. We see this line used for lashings, micro-lashings and for Optimist sail ties in the middle and this larger diameter in the corners, sometimes on Sunfish in place of sail rings. Use your imagination. But, if you don't want something to move and you want the performance of Vectran, in a really small control line for dinghys and maybe a few applications in keel boats, this would be a good go-to.
This is the 1/8”. Now, we've move into a braided ... Let me see if I can show you that, a braided core and a coated core. If you want to get really nuts with a halyard on a dinghy, and strip that. It's a nice braid angle on the Vectran. If you strip it, you would do a 12-strand eye splice on the end. If you didn't strip it and you wanted an eye, you would probably do a core-to-core splice, but you wouldn't be able to bury the jacket back down in here. You'd have to terminate it right here.
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