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More information on Vectran Core Double Braid Lines:

When you need the Hercules of lines, look no further. Use a vectran double braid line for upwind halyards, afterguys and tack lines. With no-stretch performance you won't have to worry about your sail being set correctly.

 

Vectran, a type of liquid crystal polymer (LCP), is similar to Dyneema with a few key differences. Vectran has stretch, elongation under load, comparable to Dyneema but much less creep, elongation over time. Vectran also offers higher resistance to heat. The trade off comes in that it is not as UV stable, and depends more on a coating or cover for sun protection. However for racing boats, the cover is still commonly stripped. The double braids in this category have a polyester cover which is durable, abrasion and UV resistant.

 

APS has a wide selection of vectran cored double braids from the leading manufacturers of Yale Cordage, New England Ropes, FSE Robline, and Marlow Ropes.

 

Check out the APS blog for an indepth look:

Line Materials: What is Vectran?

 

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