The single-braid construction of Vectrus 12 by YaleCordage takes maximum advantage of the strength, negligible stretch, low weight and downsizing capabilities of Vectran.
The line will not absorb water. Its coating gives this line a great UV stability, and improves abrasion resistance. One of the easiest to splice of all our single braided lines. For better handling and cleating we can cover all or part of the Vectrus 12 with a polyester jacket.
- Uncovered: Primaries in cascades, vangs, traveler bridles, trapezes on dinghies. Great as a wire replacement.
- Covered: Main and headsail halyards, especially on big boats. Afterguys and asymmetrical tack lines.
- Vectrus 12 has a high melting point, which makes it a good alternative to wire rope.
- Slippery, fairly stiff line – not for use in clutches or cleats without a cover.
Cover Material: No cover
Core Material: 100% Vectran
- 100% Vectran LPC (Liquid Crystal Polymer) cores operate at high percentages of its breaking strength with no creep or stretch. Vectran thrives at high loads and will sustain repeated loads more than other high-strength, low-stretch fibers. Vectrus 12 is more tolerant of tighter bending radii in terminations than other high-modulus fibers. Vectran line does not absorb water. The core is coated with MaxiJacket 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 stripped halyards for signs of UV or abrasion damage.
End Termination: Cut, then whipped
- Vectran does not melt. Ends must be whipped to secure.
- Easily eye spliced with a 12-Strand Eye Splice.
|Size: Inches||Size: Millimeters||Tensile Strength (lbs.)||Weight in Lbs/100 ft.|
|*Available in Gold color only.|
|Line Application||Main Halyard, Jib/Genoa Halyard, Backstay|
|Line Construction||Single Braid|