Cruising Sailboat Line and Rope

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Cruising sailboat boats require similar performance from all of their running rigging - Lower stretch, UV stability and abrasion resistance for long life.  This makes double braid polyester lines a good choice for any application.  If you are a performance cruiser with laminate sails, choosing higher performing lines than polyester double braids will provide significant results. Read more…

 

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  • Samson Ropes MLX Line

    Samson Ropes MLX Line

    $0.64

    $0.75

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  • Marlow D2 Club Line

    Marlow D2 Club Line

    $0.75
  • Samson Ropes Amsteel Blue AS-78 Line group

    Samson Ropes Amsteel Blue AS-78 Line

    $0.23

    $0.27

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  • NESS New England Sta Set Group

    New England Ropes Sta-Set Line

    $1.05

    $1.24

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  • YCULS Yale ULS group

    Yale Cordage ULS Yacht Braid Line

    $1.12

    $1.32

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  • NEED New England Ropes Endura Braid group

    New England Ropes Endura Braid Line

    $0.87

    $1.02

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  • NEVPC New England VPC group

    New England Ropes VPC Line

    $1.56

    $1.84

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  • SMTB Samson Trophy Braid group

    Samson Ropes Trophy Braid Line

    $0.49

    $0.58

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  • Samson Ropes XLS Line group

    Samson Ropes XLS Line

    $1.08

    $1.27

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  • NEDT_New_England_dinghy_tow_rope

    New England Ropes Dinghy Tow Rope

    $0.64

    $0.75

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  • NERB New England Regatta Braid

    New England Ropes Regatta Braid Line

    $0.37

    $0.43

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  • YCNB Yale Nylon Brait

    Yale Cordage Nylon Brait Line

    $0.64

    $0.75

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  • SMDPX Samson Ropes Control Line

    Samson Ropes Control DPX Line

    $1.14

    $1.34

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  • Yale Cordage PhD Cruiser Line

    Yale Cordage PhD Cruiser Line

    $0.67

    $0.79

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Halyards - For cruising boats with laminate sails we recommend a blended or 100% Dyneema halyard line. For typical cruising boats using Dacron sails we recommend a polyester double braid line.

Jib/Genoa Sheet - Polyester double braids are the standard choice here, but blended or polyester single braids offer a line that is easier to hold and adjust.

Spinnaker Sheet - We recommend polyester double braids as the standard, but a Dyneema blended cored double braid line will offer lower stretch for better spinnaker pole control and lighter weight.

Control Lines - Double braid polyester lines work for most all cruising control line needs, unless you require lower stretch  for a critical control found in a Dyneema blended or 100% core double braid for more critical controls.

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