This spool of Optiparts Vectrus Sail Tie Line is 1.2mm in diameter and 49ft. long.
This style of line was specifically designed for Optimist sail ties. The 100% Vectrus core means no stretch. The black polyester cover jacket is nubby and holds knots best.
We recommend purchasing a little extra just in case you lose a sail tie or two. 20 feet of middle sail tie line is recommended, 10 feet for the corner sail tie line. Very easy to just cut and burn ends of this line as needed.
Now available in a 3mm Vectran without cover, with a UV protective coating. Constructed in such a way to facilitate easy splicing. Splicing needle (fid) available for purchase.
If there was just one con, it would be that it is a very specific purpose line. So it cannot be used for much other applications on the boat.
Now keep in mind these should not be used for corner ties! They are not made for that purpose.
Pro tip: Make sure each sail tie is long enough to wrap around the mast/boom twice; this will double the strength.
- strong, low stretch, small spool
- Not mutipurpose