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Cable and Chain Australia

HALYARD LINE - JIB & MAIL SAIL

AU$114.40

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AU$114.40

Purchase custom made halyards for your jib sail or main sail online here. Our in house riggers will splice your halyard with the hardware of your choice, using the rope of your choice. Our Spectra , Dyneema SK-78 , Vectran and Double Braid Polyester Rope are all manufactured in Australia, and all splicing is done by MarinSpike Marine’s expert riggers. Please allow 1 - 2 weeks for delivery, priority orders are available by request.


We can ship anywhere in Australia including:
Melbourne – Sydney – Brisbane – Perth – Adelaide – Hobart


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Recommendations

Top Racing Yachts
Casual Racing Yachts
Luxury Cruiser
Budget Cruiser
Vectran
Dyneema SK-78
Vectran
Dyneema SK-78
7X19 wire / Double braid polyester
Vectran
Dyneema SK-78
7X19 wire / Double braid polyester
Spectra
7X19 wire / Double braid polyester
Double Braid Polyester
7X19 SS wire


Halyards are not only used to hoist the sails, they are also used to put tension on the luff of the sail, luff tension is used to optimise performance.

Big breaking strengths and ultra low stretch are required here. Low stretch becomes particularly important because of how long a halyard is, this extra length compared to other lines means that the stretch component here is amplified. Halyards are probably one of the hardest lines to give a definitive answer as to what is the best fiber to use. Often the decision will come down to what components and fitting you already have in place on your boat, or what you are comfortable with. Often the type of winch, or your running gear will dictate what fiber you can or cannot use.

For racing yachts, super low stretch/creep vectran is the best choice for halyards. Budget racing yachts may consider a wire rope/polyester combination if cost is an issue. Wire is probably the best option for budget cruisers too because the workhorse of sailing rope; double braid polyester is often considered too stretchy for halyards. Having said that, polyester double braid is often still used. Even spectra has a bit too much stretch and creep to achieve optimum levels of performance for luxury cruisers. I also would not recommend wire rope for luxury cruisers as it can bang against the mast creating unnecessary noise.


Fiber Characteristics Chart

Material
Stretch
Cost
Handling
longevity
Weight
Vectran
Excellent
poor
Good
Good
Good
Dyneema SK-78
Excellent
Below Average
Excellent
Excellent
Good
Dyneema SK-75
Good
Below Average
Good
Good
Excellent
Spectra
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Polyester Double Braid
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Poor
7X19 Wire/Polyester Double Braid
Excellent
Excellent
Poor
Poor
Poor
SSL Certificate
Australia Post
Name
Breaking Strength
kgs
Stretch at BLL
%
Creep
Winch Type
Construction
Protective
Cover
Weight
kgs per metre
6mm Double Braid Polyester
864
18%
N/A
Capstan
12 Plait Core, 16/24 Plait Cover
Polyester
0.023
8mm Double Braid Polyester
1728
18%
N/A
Capstan
12 Plait Core, 16/24 Plait Cover
Polyester
0.045
10mm Double Braid Polyester
3600
18%
N/A
Capstan
12 Plait Core, 16/24 Plait Cover
Polyester
0.062
12mm Double Braid Polyester
4608
18%
N/A
Capstan
12 Plait Core, 16/24 Plait Cover
Polyester
0.097
14mm Double Braid Polyester
5616
18%
N/A
Capstan
12 Plait Core, 16/24 Plait Cover
Polyester
0.135
16mm Double Braid Polyester
7400
18%
N/A
Capstan
12 Plait Core, 16/24 Plait Cover
Polyester
0.163
18mm Double Braid Polyester
8300
18%
N/A
Capstan
12 Plait Core, 16/24 Plait Cover
Polyester
0.218
20mm Double Braid Polyester
11,232
18%
N/A
Capstan
12 Plait Core, 16/24 Plait Cover
Polyester
0.26
24mm Double Braid Polyester
16,848
18%
N/A
Capstan
12 Plait Core, 16/24 Plait Cover
Polyester
0.35
6mm Spectra Rope
1505
5-7%
Moderate
Capstan
12 Plait Core, 16/24 Plait Cover
Polyester
0.023
8mm Spectra Rope
2939
5-7%
Moderate
Capstan
12 Plait Core, 16/24 Plait Cover
Polyester
0.045
10mm Spectra Rope
4199
5-7%
Moderate
Capstan
12 Plait Core, 16/24 Plait Cover
Polyester
0.062
12mm Spectra Rope
5375
5-7%
Moderate
Capstan
12 Plait Core, 16/24 Plait Cover
Polyester
0.097
14mm Spectra Rope
6858
5-7%
Moderate
Capstan
12 Plait Core, 16/24 Plait Cover
Polyester
0.135
6mm Dyneema SK78
1465
4-5%
Low
Capstan
12 plait core
24 plait cover
Polyester Cover
0.023
8mm Dyneema SK78
3174
4-5%
Low
Capstan
12 plait core
24 plait cover
Polyester Cover
0.045
10mm Dyneema SK78
5062
4-5%
Low
Capstan
12 plait core
24 plait cover
Polyester Cover
0.062
12mm Dyneema SK78
6458
4-5%
Low
Capstan
12 plait core
24 plait cover
Polyester Cover
0.097
14mm Dyneema SK78
7801
4-5%
Low
Capstan
12 plait core
24 plait cover
Polyester Cover
0.135
18mm Dyneema SK78
12,842
4-5%
Low
Capstan
12 plait core
24 plait cover
Polyester Cover
0.21
6mm Vectran
1372
3-4%
Negligible
Capstan
12 plait core
24 plait cover
Polyester Cover
0.023
8mm Vectran
2402
3-4%
Negligible
Capstan
12 plait core
24 plait cover
Polyester Cover
0.045
10mm Vectran
3432
3-4%
Negligible
Capstan
12 plait core
24 plait cover
Polyester Cover
0.062
12mm Vectran
5148
3-4%
Negligible
Capstan
12 plait core
24 plait cover
Polyester Cover
0.097
14mm Vectran
6177
3-4%
Negligible
Capstan
12 plait core
24 plait cover
Polyester Cover
0.135
18mm Vectran
9609
3-4%
Negligible
Capstan
12 plait core
24 plait cover
Polyester Cover
0.21