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Cable and Chain Australia

Sheet line - Main Sail

AU$59.60

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AU$59.60

Purchase custom made sheet lines for your main sail online here. A boats mainsheet requirements vary depending on that boats specific setup. Stretch is not the most important factor for mainsheets.

Our in house riggers will splice your main sheet 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 (Particularly over the busy summer period). Priority orders are available by request.


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


Follow the link to see our full range of Yacht Rigging Components


Recommendations

Top Racing Yachts
Casual Racing Yachts
Luxury Cruiser
Budget Cruiser
Dyneema SK-78
Spectra
Double Braid Polyester
Spectra
Double Braid Polyester
Double Braid Polyester


If you use a winch to haul in your sheet then your rope will be different to someone that uses a 1:36 purchase and brute force, to start with a line running through a 1:36 will will be much longer.

Stretch is not the most important factor for mainsheets. On the top racing boats you may want to go for a high tec line to save weight; both because of the higher breaking strength means you can go for a smaller diameter, but also because Dyneema does not absorb water. If your rope is going to be going through a winch you will need to go for something that can handle that, or if you use a purchase system the rope will have to cope with bending fatigue which rules out wire.

Other than saving weight there aren't many reasons why a good quality double braid polyester will not do the job.


Fiber Characteristics Chart

Material
Stretch
Cost
Handling
longevity
Weight
Dyneema SK-78
Excellent
poor
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Spectra
Excellent
Good
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Polyester Double Braid
Good
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Below Average
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