One of our most popular lines, Crystalyne by Yale Cordage is a workhorse of a line. It delivers lightweight, all-weather performance where strength is critical and stretch cannot be tolerated.
Crystalyne gets its name from its load bearing core of 100% Vectran LPC (Liquid Crystal Polymer). Unlike UHMPE ropes, LCP fiber has little or no tendency to creep, is more tolerant of bending, and is not affected by overloading.
There are a multitude of solid colors to choose from, which makes it easy to color code and identify lines on board - easy to say "release the yellow halyard" and crew know what you mean.
- The no creep Vectran core makes this an ideal main or jib halyard line on race boats. Headsail and main halyards, afterguys, asymmetric tacklines. Perfect for high performance keelboats looking to aggressively downsize.
- Fairly stiff line with a smooth cover.
Cover Material: Polyester
- Crystalyne has a tough polyester outer sleeve, protecting its inner strength member. The hardwearing 24 carrier/3ply Thin Sleeve Technology (TST) cover is smooth and long lasting. It has good grip in cleats and clutches, and runs smoothly through blocks. Same cover used for Yale MaxiBriad and Cover Only
Core Material: 100% Vectran Core
- Crystalyne has a load-bearing core of 100% Vectran LPC (Liquid Crystal Polymer) that operates at high percentages of its breaking strength with no creep or stretch. The core is lightweight and does not absorb water. The core is coated with Maxi Jacket for added abrasion resistance and UV protection when the cover is stripped. A Vectran core not as durable as Dyneema so it is important to regularly inspect a stripped halyard for signs of UV or abrasion damage.
End Termination: Cover: Melted, Core: Cut
- The Vectran core will not melt so ends must be whipped to secure.
- The construction of this line allows it to be easily spliced with a High Tech Double Braid Splice.
- Vectran cores are not as durable as Dyneema - it is important to regularly inspect a stripped halyard for signs of UV or abrasion damage.
|Size: Inches||Size: Millimeters||Tensile Strength (lbs.)||Weight in Lbs/100 ft.|
|Line Application||Main Halyard, Jib/Genoa Halyard, Spinnaker Guy|
|Line Construction||Double Braid|
|Can Strip Cover?||Yes|
Write Your Own Review
- Excellent line Review by John
I use this line for halyards on my 31' multihull that I race. It has very low stretch, the cover has good holding and good abrasion resistance. I replaced my main halyard with this last season, was impressed with it and replaced my other halyards with it this season.
(Posted on 7/20/2016)