Samson Ropes XLS3 Double Braid Line

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Cruising sailors looking for optimal performance will appreciate the Samson Ropes XLS3 Line. It is a durable, workhorse of a line that is well suited for all halyards, sheets and control lines. The low-stretch polyester construction has a long life span and a smooth feel.

The many colors available make it easy to color code sheets and halyards. This ensures that any crew, experienced or not, can always identify which line to pull.

Common Applications:

  • Good for cruising sheets, control lines and halyards.


  • Has a smooth cover that is comfortable hand.

Cover Material: Polyester

  • XLS is made with enhanced durability through its 3-end per carrier cover construction. The smooth cover holds well in cleats and clutches.

Core Material: Polyester

  • Braided polyester that does not compress easily and maintains its shape.

End Termination: Melted

  • Easily melted ends but can be whipped for added durability.

Spliceable: Yes

  • Easily spliced with a Double Braid Eye Splice.

Strippable: No

  • Core is not strong enough for stripping as double braid polyesters carry the load in both the cover and the core, and is uncoated.

Size Specifics
Size: InchesSize: MillimetersTensile Strength (lbs.)Weight in Lbs/100 ft.
3/16 5 1,700 1.5
1/4 6 2,400 2
5/16 8 4,100 3.5
13/32 10 6,300 5.2
1/2 12 8,700 11,700
9/16 14 11,700 9.8
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
Line Construction Double Braid
Core Material Polyester
Cover Material Polyester
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