Lightning Single Tapered Mainsheets are constructed of a 5/16 in Dyneema line with a 5/32 in Amsteel tail that is tapered and buried at one end for easy handling. Both ends are whipped for added durability.
The line used for this mainsheet configuration is a high performance, Alpha Ropes SSR line. Alpha Ropes SSR single braid line is extremely versatile. This light, strong, abrasion-resistant and durable rope is popular among Olympic sailors and performance cruisers alike. SSR will not absorb water. It's soft feel and no kink properties make SSR an all-around great sheet line. If you loved Maffioli's Swiftcord and are looking for a replacement, SSR is nearly identical.
The tail end is made of Samson Amsteel Blue. It is a 100% Dyneema single braid that is UV stable, and abrasion resistant, which means its very durable and works great for high static-loads.
- Diameter: 5/16 in (8mm)
- Line: Alpha Ropes SSR - High Performance, Dyneema SK-75/Cordura single braid; minimal stretch; low water absorption; durable.
- Tail: Samson AmSteel Blue - High Performance - Dyneema SK-75 single braid; minimal stretch with zero water absorption.