New England Ropes Endura Braid Line

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New England Ropes Endura Braid is an APS favorite for all purpose needs on a racing or cruising boat when you want to reduce stretch in lines. Endura Braid features a Dyneema core and a polyester cover. With a very high strength to weight ratio, very low stretch, low creep and outstanding durability, Endura Braid is ideal for tapered sheets and halyards. It will not compress in cleats or clutches and feels good in hands.

Common Applications:

  • Common applications include all running rigging that requires a durable, low-stretch, lightweight line such as sheets, halyards, guys, topping lifts, reef lines, or low stretch control lines.


  • Solid cover feels nice in hands while the textured weave makes handling easier.

Cover Material: Polyester

  • Endura Braid’s polyester cover is solid with a textured weave making it comfortable to hold and handle.

Core Material: Dyneema DSK-78          

  • Dyneema DSK-78 is a low stretch, low-creep core. It is tightly woven, Marine-Tech coated, color –coded and UV resistant, so the cover can be stripped and buried for even lighter halyards and spinnaker sheets.

End Termination:

  • Can be melted, however end whips are recommended for durability and to prevent cover and core from separating over time.

Spliceable: Yes

  • Easily spliced with a high tech double braid splice.

Strippable: Yes

  • Can be stripped for weight savings.
Size Specifics
Size: InchesSize: MillimetersTensile Strength (lbs.)Weight in Lbs/100 ft.
3/16 5 2,250 1.0
1/4 6 4,000 1.7
5/16 8 7,000 2.7
3/8 10 10,000 3.9
7/16 11 14,000 5.3
1/2 12 19,000 6.9
Line Characteristics
 Poor Average Excellent
Cleat/Clutch Holding          
Abrasion Resistance          
Thermal Resistance          
 Low Medium High
Water Absorption          

APS Advisor Custom Rigging and Splicing Services

More Information
Line Application Main Halyard, Jib/Genoa Halyard, Spinnaker Halyard, Mainsheet, Jib/Genoa Sheet, Spinnaker Sheet, Control Line, Spinnaker Guy, Running Backstay
Line Construction Double Braid
Core Material Dyneema SK-78
Cover Material Polyester
Can Strip Cover? Yes
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Video Transcript

Hi this is Kyle from APS, and I'm here to share with you some of the characteristics of New England Ropes' Endura Braid line. It's available in 1/4 all the way up to 1/2-inch. It's construction is double braid. It has a 100% polyester jacket. It is tightly woven and smooth, but I wouldn't say it's slippery. The core of this line is DSK78. It's coated, so you can strip the jacket back on the working end and bury it if you want to reduce weight on the working end. Because it's a high-tech line, it will take a high-tech ice splice if you so desire.

Starting with the 1/4-inch, it's kind of a medium firmness. The core, kind of a medium braid angle on that 100% Dyneema DSK78. Moving from 1/4 to 5/16. The core of the 5/16, on a medium angle, turns out being able to open it up. To the 3/8, and the 3/8 core ... Break apart a little bit of the coating there. There it goes. Moving up to 3/8, and the core on the 3/8, there we go, a little more open now. Up to the 1/2-inch. The core, massive core on the 1/2-inch, fairly open braid. That is Endura Braid line by New England Ropes.

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