Race tested by Grand Prix crews, Yale Cordage MaxiBraid Plus' Spectra core has been proven to provide high working loads, low stretch, high abrasion resistance, zero water absorption and UV stability.
A very popular line here at APS. MaxiBraid works great for low stretch control lines, mainsheets and jib sheets on keelboats.
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.
- Great for low stretch control lines, mainsheets and jib sheets on keelboats. Expect us to recommend this line for everything but upwind halyards.
- Smooth line is more flexible than many Dyneema cored lines.
Cover Material: Polyester
- Maxibraid has a durable polyester outer cover. It is a hardwearing 24 carrier/3ply Thin Sleeve Technology (TST) cover that is smooth and long lasting. It has good grip in cleats and clutches, and runs smoothly through blocks. Same cover used for Yale Crystalyne and Cover only.
Core Material: Spectra 900
- MaxiBraid's Spectra core provides strength, high abrasion resistance, zero water absorption, and UV stability. Spectra 900 is not as strong as Dyneema SK-78 and will experience a bit more stretch, but has cost savings is a nice trade off. Has a relatively open weave. Less durable with cover stripped on lines that experience a lot of abrasion like sheets. Core is coated with Yale's protective MaxiJacket coating.
End Termination: Melted
- Can be melted at ends - end whips are suggested for increased durability over time to keep cover and core from separating.
- Easily spliced with a High Tech Double Braid Splice
- Easily stripped cover
|Size: Inches||Size: Millimeters||Tensile Strength (lbs.)||Weight in Lbs/100 ft.|
|Line Application||Spinnaker Halyard, Mainsheet, Jib/Genoa Sheet, Spinnaker Sheet, Control Line, Spinnaker Guy|
|Line Construction||Double Braid|
|Core Material||Spectra 900|
|Can Strip Cover?||Yes|
- light, the exposed spectra did not absorb water, and the jacket was easy on the hands
- would be nice if the jacket was flaked and not a solid color
Hi, this is Kyle from APS, and I'm here to share with you some of the characteristics of MaxiBraid Plus Line from Yale Cordage. It's available in 1/4" up to 1/2". It is a double braid construction with a 100% polyester jacket. It's a tightly woven smooth, but not slipper jacket. The core is 100% Spectra and it's Spectra 900, so this is one of the original Spectras. It is strong, it's abrasion resistant, it's UV stable, but it is Spectra 900, kind of akin to the old DSK60 so it does have, as far as Dyneemas and Spectras go, more creep than any of the other Dyneema Spectras. But it is cost effective, it has a low braid angle so it's easy to work with and splice. It's a real workhorse.
Starting with the 1/4", we find this to be very flexible. The core. Because the cores are coated, you can strip the jackets back and bury them if you'd like to save weight on the working end. Moving from 1/4 to 5/16, again, nice and flexible. If you were to do an I-splice, this would take a high tech eye splice. This is the core of the 5/16. Moving up to the 3/8, still nice and flexible, and the core. And, to 7/16, still a nice hand, and the core on that. Nice, low braid angle, easy to open up. Lastly, the 1/2", and the core on the 1/2". MaxiBraid Plus by Yale Cordage.
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