The Samson Ropes MLX core uses Dyneema to create a low stretch, high-strength, lightweight line. This combination makes for a terrific keelboat sheet or control line.
For the classic look, check out the solid white color - the perfect line to compliment your bright work without sacrificing performance.
- Mainsheets, jib sheets and control lines. Keelboat genoa and spinnaker sheets, halyards.
- Moderately stiff, good firm hand feel, does not compress
Cover Material: Polyester
- The 24 strand Polyester cover is very durable and tightly woven. Feels great in hand while still providing good grip on winches and clutches.
Core Material: Dyneema SK-62
- Core constructed with Dyneema SK-62. Samthane coated to match the cover, making the line strippable for greater weight savings.
NOTE: This core was changed in 2016 from a Innegra-S (polypropylene) and Dyneema Sk75 blend to a 100% Dyneema Sk-60 core. The ultimate performance remains basically the same.
End Termination: Melted
- The blended fibers of this line can be melted easily.
- Can be spliced with a High Tech Double Braid Splice.
- Cover can be stripped to save weight, and is color coated to match the cover. The new 100% Dyneema core it holds up to abrasion and UV degradation better than the original blended core with Innegra-S (polypropylene) blended in it.
|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||Dyneema SK-78, Polypropylene|
|Can Strip Cover?||Yes|
Hi, this is Kyle from APS and I'm here to share with you some of the characteristics of Samson's MLX line. This is available in quarter-inch up to half-inch. Three colors and white. This is popular on classic boats that don't want a high-tech look, but they want some higher performance. It is a double-braid construction with 100% polyester 24 carrier, which provides a pretty tight weave and a smooth, but not really slippery surface.
The core is a blend of DSK78 Dyneema with polypropylene, which neither of those materials absorb water. You would use a high-tech eye splice if you wanted to put an eye on the end of this. Because the core is coated, you can strip and bury the jacket so you could reduce the weight at the working end of this. Do remember that this has polypropylene mixed in with the Dyneema so it could snag and the polypropylene doesn't hold up as well in the sun to the UV, so it might reduce the life of the line if you do strip.
Starting here with the quarter-inch diameter, fairly flexible line, and the core on that. Kind of a medium braid. In terms of the braid angle and how much you can open it up. Moving from quarter to 5/16, and the core on that 5/16. Moving up to 3/8, and the core on the 3/8. Now up to 7/16. The core on the 7/16.
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