Polypropylene Sailboat Line and Rope

 

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Polypropylene features low water absorption as well as being economical. It floats and is fairly UV stable, but has a low melting point and is one of the least abrasion resistant fibers. This means it will have a shorter life on sailboat winches or in cleats. Read more...

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Singlebraids - Used primarily as dinghy main and jib sheets.

Polypropylene covered with uncoated Dyneema cores - While the cover material is the least durable, it is light weight and floats.  The dyneema core provide low stretch performance.  These lines are best suited for spinnaker sheets on dinghies and small keelboats, as they stay light and don’t colapse the spinnaker in light wind sailing.   Strippeed the cover can be done with some of these lines to further reduce weight.

Polypropylene covered with coated Dyneema cores - While the cover material is the least durable, it is light weight and floats.  The Dyneema core provides very low stretch.  These lines are best suited for spinnaker sheets on dinghies and small keelboats that stay light and don’t collapse the spinnaker in light wind sailing. 

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