The Melges 24 Continuous Spinnaker Sheet is a 5/16 line tapered on both ends and with two long eye splices. The tail is 3/16 line with an eye splice on one end to loop the two sheets together at their eye ends and then tie to the sail.
The line used for this Spin Sheet configuration is a high performance, Marlow Excel Fusion line. This line is soft to the touch, but firm enough in construction to hold well in cleats. The cover texture makes it easy to hold on to under load. Both the core and cover materials offer zero water absorption so it always stays light. With its small diameter, 100% Dyneema SK75 core, stripping the jacket aggressively reduces line diameter and weight. Unlike other lines with 100% polypropylene covers, Excel Fusion has a blend of Dyneema and polypropylene to better deal with abrasion and heat (melting) under high loads.
- Diameters: 3/16 in (5mm) & 5/16 in (8mm)
- Line: Marlow Excel Fusion - High Performance - Dyneema & Polypropylene cover with a Dyneema SK-75 core; minimal stretch, abrasion and heat resistant.