Rooster Rope Polilite Line was designed specifically for the Laser to prevent kinks and twists.
In other ropes, the outer jacket rotates around the inner core causing tangles as the core tightens under load and the less loaded cover shifts around it. Polilite virtually eliminates this problem - a tightly woven polyester cover takes the entire load and the lower tech polypropylene core is held fast, preventing twists.
Polilite must be fully washed to remove all lubricating detergents used in manufacturing the tightly woven cover. (Machine-washing in a mesh bag is best.)
Polilite requires a bit more care than other line, so make sure all of the coils and kinks are out of the rope before you dead end it and inspect the outer core for wear.
- The 5.5mm Rooster rope works well as spinnaker sheets and halyards or drifter main and jib sheets. The 7 mm diameters make excellent dinghy mainsheets. Polilite was specifically designed with the Laser sailor in mind. The 9mm works well for larger dinghy and one design keelboat mainsheets. Some sailors use smaller diameter for lighter winds.
- Polilite is a very grippy line. It does not compact in hand and retains shape well.
Cover Material: Polyester
- Polilite has a tightly woven, hardwearing, load bearing outer cover. The construction of the cover is what minimizes the risk of twists. The cover does not rotate, shift, or tighten around the core when under load. Polyester is more durable than Polypropylene.
Core Material: Polypropylene
- A polypropylene core makes for a lightweight line with very little water absorption. The core helps the line maintain its shape.
End Termination: Melted
- Polilite ends can be melted easily.
- Cannot be spliced due to its tightly woven construction.
- Cannot be stripped due to its tightly woven construction.
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