Polyester Keelboat Sheets

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  • Regatta Braid:  6mm (1/4")

    Regatta Braid: 6mm (1/4")

    $0.43
  • Regatta Braid:  10mm (3/8")

    Regatta Braid: 10mm (3/8")

    $0.81
  • Regatta Braid:  8mm (5/16")

    Regatta Braid: 8mm (5/16")

    $0.61
  • Regatta Braid:  11mm (7/16")

    Regatta Braid: 11mm (7/16")

    $1.01
  • Trophy Braid: 5/16" (8mm)

    Trophy Braid: 5/16" (8mm)

    $0.74
  • Trophy Braid: 3/16" (5mm)

    Trophy Braid: 3/16" (5mm)

    $0.35
  • Trophy Braid: 3/8" (~9.5mm)

    Trophy Braid: 3/8" (~9.5mm)

    $0.99
  • Trophy Braid: 1/4" (6mm)

    Trophy Braid: 1/4" (6mm)

    $0.58
  • Trophy Braid: 7/16" (11mm)

    Trophy Braid: 7/16" (11mm)

    $1.29
  • Trophy Braid: 1/2" (12mm)

    Trophy Braid: 1/2" (12mm)

    $1.61
  • Ph.D Cruiser.: 5/16" (8mm)

    Ph.D Cruiser.: 5/16" (8mm)

    $1.06
  • Ph.D Cruiser.: 7/16" (10mm)

    Ph.D Cruiser.: 7/16" (10mm)

    $1.67
  • Ph.D Cruiser.: 1/2" (12mm)

    Ph.D Cruiser.: 1/2" (12mm)

    $2.11
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More information on Polyester Keelboat Sheets:

With a great hand feel designed to be easy to hold, these polyester ropes are best for sheets on keelboats.

 

Lines in this category all have great feel and grip. Polyester, also known name by the tradename Dacron, ropes can be made soft but still remain durable. Typically used for main, jib, genoa, and spinnaker sheets on cruising boats where gloves are not always worn. The single braids are exceptionally nice for non-winched applications like jib sheets on smaller boats or mainsheets on cruiser or racer/cruisers. Double braids, polyester cover over polyester core, in this category are capable of being used for winched applications as found on larger cruising boats.

  

While offering great durability and UV protection, the trade off to polyester is that it will absorb water, so for racing applications a dyneema blended single braid is usually preferred. Moderate stretch is acceptable on cruising boats or with Dacron sails. It can even be beneficial by acting as a shock absorber.

 

APS offers the best polyester keelboat sheets from the top nautical rope vendors like Yale CordageNew England Ropes, and Samson Ropes.

 

For more great information on sailing ropes, check out the APS blog:

Line Materials: What is Polyester?

Single Braid vs. Double Braid Lines

 

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