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8 Plait Pro - FSE Robline

8 Plait Pro - FSE Robline

Construction: Polyester/Taslan with a Polyester Core

Pre-stretched 8 Plait polyester and Taslam blended cover gives a great new feel along with a fantastic hold in cleats. Very low stretch.

Common Applications:

Perfect for any control line. Spinnaker halyards and topping lifts on dinghies.

Spliceable: No Full Spools: 656ft. (10% Discount on Full Spool Purchase)
Size Tensile Strength (lbs) Weight in Lbs/100ft.
Inches Millimeters
5/32 4 850 1.0
3/16 5 1,230 1.3
1/4 6 1,800 2.0

Please Note: Line is priced and sold by the foot.

RBL8PP532 8 Plait Pro: 4mm (5/32") Price: $0.44 RBL8PP316 8 Plait Pro: 5mm (3/16") Price: $0.59
RBL8PP14 8 Plait Pro: 6mm (1/4") Price: $0.79


Excel Vectran - Marlow

Excel Vectran - Marlow

Construction: Polyester Cover w/ a Vectran Core

This line is specifically made for Optimist sail ties. 100% Vectrus core means no stretch; black polyester cover is nubby and holds knots best.

Common Applications:
Optimist middle and corner sail ties.

Spliceable: No Full Spools: 656ft. (10% Discount for Full Spool Purchase)
Size Tensile Strength (lbs) Weight in Lbs/100ft.
Inches Millimeters
1/16 1.2 206 n/a
1/8 3 653 n/a

Please Note: Line is priced and sold by the foot.

MREXV116 Excel Vectran: 1.5mm (1/16") Price: $0.24 MREXV18 Excel Vectran: 3mm (1/8") Price: $0.45


Excel Racing - Marlow

Excel Racing - Marlow

Construction: Polyester Cover w/ Dyneema Core

Extremely durable and stable. Longer life than similar lines. Dinghy and sport boat sailors love Excel Racing. Braided Dyneema core provides high strength and low stretch, and the tightly woven polyester cover provides durability. Water absorption is minimal, limited to the cover. Because the core of the 1/4", 5/32" and 3/16" is braided, the cover can be stripped and buried to save weight. These sizes can also be spliced when the cover is removed.

Common Applications:
Any type of control line. Light air sheets and spinnaker halyards on sport boats. Tapered dinghy spinnaker sheets and halyards.

Spliceable: Yes (Excluding 1/16" - 1/8") Full Spools: 656ft. (10% Discount on Full Spool Purchase)
Size Tensile Strength Weight in Lbs/100ft.
Inches Millimeters
1/16* 1.5 276 n/a
1/12* 2 360 n/a
1/8 3 538 n/a
5/32 4 1,301 n/a
3/16 5 2,181 n/a
1/4* 6 3,321 n/a
* Available in Blue only


MREXR116 Excel Racing: 1.5mm (~1/16") Price: $0.25 MREXR112 Excel Racing: 2mm (~1/12") Price: $0.33 - $0.34
MREXR18 Excel Racing: 3mm (~1/8") Price: $0.50 MREXR532 Excel Racing: 4mm (~5/32") Price: $0.85
MREXR316 Excel Racing: 5mm (~3/16") Price: $1.20 MREXR14 Excel Racing: 6mm (~1/4") Price: $1.47


Finish Line - New England

Finish Line - New England

Construction: Polyester Cover & Core

The strongest pre-stretch line on the market! Finish Line is made from high-tenacity tension-set polyester with an 8-strand 'nubby' cover and continuous filament core. It is excellent for dinghy control line:

- strong, durable cover, yet still nice on the hand
- flexible
- easy to knot

Common Applications:
Dinghy outhauls, cunninghams, centerboard lines, halyards, vangs, hiking strap lines and topping lifts.

Spliceable: No Full Spools: Call APS for Availability
800/729.9767
Size Tensile Strength (lbs) Weight in Lbs/100ft.
Inches Millimeters
1/8" 3 500 0.60
5/32" 4 900 0.80
3/16" 5 1,350 1.30
1/4" 6 2,100 1.70

Please Note: Line is priced and sold by the foot.

NEFIL18 Finish Line: 3mm (~1/8") Price: $0.20 NEFIL532 Finish Line: 4mm (~5/32") Price: $0.36
NEFIL316 Finish Line: 5mm (~3/16") Price: $0.47 NEFIL14 Finish Line: 6mm (~1/4") Price: $0.62


Super Pre-Stretch - Marlow

Super Pre-Stretch - Marlow

Construction: Polyester Cover & Core

This line undergoes a unique pre-stretching process in which it is heated, stretched and then cooled in its elongated state. This process minimizes initial elongation, resulting in a very low-stretch, all-polyester line. Because the durable, smooth 8-plait cover is hardened by the prestretching process, this line runs extremely well through blocks.

Common Applications:
Perfect for any control line. Many small keel boats use 1/4" as a spinnaker halyard because it runs well on take-downs.

Spliceable: No Full Spools: 656' (10% Discount for Full Spool Purchase)
Size Tensile Strength (lbs) Weight in Lbs/100ft.
Inches Millimeters
5/32 4 838 0.87
3/16 5 1,323 1.41
1/4 6 1,742 1.95
5/16* 8 3,086 3.70
* Available in White only

Please Note: Line is priced and sold by the foot.

MRSPS532 Super Pre-Stretch: 4mm (~5/32") Price: $0.44 MRSPS316 Super Pre-Stretch: 5mm (~3/16") Price: $0.59
MRSPS14 Super Pre-Stretch: 6mm (~1/4") Price: $0.70 MRSPS516 Super Pre-Stretch: 8mm (~5/16") Price: $0.88


Excel Pro - Marlow

Excel Pro - Marlow

Construction: Polyester Cover & Core

Available in a range of sizes (down to 1/12") and distinctive colors. Excel Pro's 16-plait cover is smooth and durable. The polyester core is a parallel fiber construction for low-stretch and flexiblity - runs well through blocks. Great for color-coding control lines.

Common Applications:
Control lines of all types, dinghy halyards; great as a utility line for big boats and dinghies.

Spliceable: No Full Spools: 656' & additional 10% off
Size Tensile Strength (lbs) Weight in Lbs/100ft.
Inches Millimeters
1/12* 2 203 0.28
1/8 3 417 0.65
5/32 4 695 0.90
3/16 5 1,511 1.99
1/4 6 2,029 2.97
5/16 8 3,087 n/a
* Available in Blue only

Please Note: Line is priced and sold by the foot.

MREXP112 Excel Pro: 1/12" (2mm) Price: $0.17 - $0.18 MREXP18 Excel Pro: 1/8" (3mm) Price: $0.26
MREXP532 Excel Pro: 5/32" (4mm) Price: $0.36 MREXP316 Excel Pro: 3/16" (5mm) Price: $0.49
MREXP14 Excel Pro: 1/4" (6mm) Price: $0.59 MREXP516 Excel Pro: 5/16" (8mm) Price: $0.72



Halyard Leader - New England

Construction: Tightly Braided 100% Polyester

A tightly braided polyester cord, it has very little degradation from sunlight, and can be used outside over a long time period if inspected regularly. Stiff with low stretch.

Common Applications:

Used by most riggers as a messenger line, it's available to all for installing new halyards.

Spliceable: No Full Spools: 2,037ft. (10% Discount on Full Spool Purchase)
Size Tensile Strength Weight in Lbs/100ft.
Inches Millimeters
1/12 3 350 0.3

Please Note: Line is priced and sold by the foot.

NEHL Halyard Leader 2mm Price: $0.12



Mini Spools

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