J/80 Mainsheet: Ph.D.
Our J80 Mainsheets assume that you are using a 2' pennant between the boom bail and the top mainsheet block. The mainsheet is eye spliced on one end in order to attach it easily to the fiddle that creates the top block of the mainsheet cascade. The bitter end is whipped for added durability and the core is secured to the cover to prevent no-load movement.
The line used for this mainsheet configuration is a high performance, Yale Ph.D. line. Each of the 24 strands in Ph.D. (it's a paired 12-strand) has a Spectra 1000 core with polyester fibers wrapped around it. The polyester is also treated with Yale's i-Grip to give it tenacious grip. Comfortable, almost fuzzy hand feel makes it easier to grip. On winches it grips the surface securely so fewer wraps are needed with less slipping. Knots and hitches hold tightly even in high load applications. Ph. D. offers the softness and flexibility found in other Dyneema blended single braids combined with less elongation and improved durability. Extremely fast running through multiple purchase systems.
- Diameters: 3/8 in (9mm)
- Line: Yale Ph.D. - High Performance - Spun Polyester is twisted on Spectra 1000; single braid, soft, flexible, durable, easy to grip.