New England Ropes VPC Line is a blended double braid. The polyester cover and Vectran blended core create a low-stretch, no creep performance line. VPC utilizes Hybrid Performance Technology blending Vectran and polyolefin fibers covered with a polyester jacket.
Because VPC offers lower stretch at a lower price, it is a great economical choice for sailors who are tired of halyards stretching. Terrific cruising main and jib halyard, especially for furling jibs that stay aloft all the time. With improved strength over solid polyester lines makes for good main and jib/genoa sheets that see high loads.
- Designed with the casual racer and offshore cruiser in mind, VPC will result in noticeable performance improvements when used for halyards or guys.
- The slightly nubby cover is easy to hold onto, and holds well in cleats and clutches.
Cover Material: Polyester
- The durable polyester cover is easy to handle, cleat and clutch and does not absorb water.
Core Material: Vectran/ Polypropylene Blend
- The Vectran / Polypropylene blended core creates a high strength, low stretch, no-creep alternative to a high tech line. This core allows VPC to fill the gap between performance polyester lines and ultra-high performance racing lines.
End Termination: Melted
- Cover will melt but Vectran core will not. Whipping is recommended to add durability and prevent fraying over time.
- VPC can be easily spliced with a high tech double braid splice.
- Blended core is not coated and should not be stripped. Not durable enough without cover.
|Size: Inches||Size: Millimeters||Tensile Strength (lbs.)||Weight in Lbs/100 ft.|
|Line Application||Main Halyard, Jib/Genoa Halyard, Spinnaker Halyard, Mainsheet, Jib/Genoa Sheet, Spinnaker Sheet, Control Line, Spinnaker Guy|
|Line Construction||Double Braid|
|Core Material||Polypropylene, Vectran|
- Low-stretch, reasonably priced
- tough to splice
- more than 1 year(s)
It is a little more "slippery" when compared to Sta-set but still grips well in cam cleats and clutches.
I used it on fore-guy/tack lines for A-kites, German style sheeting on a Catalina 27 ; ), and a 4:1 traveler on a 40 footer
- Easily runs through blocks and good price for performance
- Rope burn from this line is harsh
- Great Low Stretch Performance Cruising Option
- more than 1 year(s)