This Melges 32 Backstay Control Line has the cover stripped back and buried at the ends. The two core tails 18 (tails are 3-1/2 in long each for easy splicing) from the bury are marked for you for ease of splicing. You will need to splice the Dyneema cores together (using a simple 12-strand splice and bury) once the line is reeved through your blocks on the boat.
The line used for this configuration is a high performance, New England Endura Braid. It offers a low stretch Dyneema SK-75 core and a durable polyester cover. The core is a low stretch, low creep Dyneema SK-75 that is great for high load applications. Its cover has the benefit of a slightly nubby feel, which makes it easier to hold onto when under load. The fiber is UV stable, abrasion resistant, lightweight and does not absorb water.
- Diameter: 1/4 in (6mm)
- Line: New England Endura Braid - High Performance - Dyneema SK-75 core provides negligible stretch with a durable polyester cover.