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Cable and Chain Australia

Sheet Line - Jib & Genoa Sails

AU$96.60

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AU$96.60

Buy custom made sheet lines for your jib sail or genoa sail on this page. Like most lines, Jib sheets benefit from having low stretch. However it is not as important as say something like a running backstay tail. The tradeoffs here are between cost, stretch and usability.

Our in house riggers will splice your sheet lines 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
Dyneema SK-78
Spectra
Dyneema SK-78
Double Braid Polyester
Double Braid Polyester


Racing yachts will sacrifice usability and cost for lower stretch, but on cruisers usability probably outweighs the importance of a minor reduction in stretch. Dyneema SK78 is generally accepted as the best rope to use for racing boats. Spectra is also a good budget option however the cover on spectra rope can have a tendency to loosen up after being exposed to high loads, and can suffer from creep. Spectra’s issues of a loosening cover causes minor usability and longevity issues so for cruisers I would recommend double braid polyester or Dyneema SK78 if you can afford it. There are some techniques for solving the loose cover like milking the cover down after use or by using a floating taper. For budget racing yachts, 7X19 SS wire could be used to achieve low stretch on a budget.


Fiber Characteristics Chart

Material
Stretch
Cost
Handling
longevity
Weight
Vectran
Excellent
poor
Good
Good
Good
Dyneema SK-78
Excellent
Below Average
Excellent
Excellent
Good
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