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Cable and Chain Australia

Spectra Rope (UHMWPE)

AU$3.30

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AU$3.30

Spectra Rope is a low stretch, high strength rope made from a UHMWPE fibre core with a protective jacket made for 100% polyester. Spectra has good UV resistance and is very hard wearing. Spectra’s drawback in comparison to other UHMWPE ropes like Dyneema is that Spectra will stretch more when placed under load, and will continue to stretch over time. This characteristic of continuing to stretch over time while under load in known as creep. Creep has been almost eliminated from newer iterations like Dyneema SK-78. Spectra and Dyneema are made out of the same UHMWPE fiber, the difference is that Spectra is made from Chinese fibre whereas Dyneema is made from a more refined fibre from Europe. Our opinion is that the much cheaper Spectra Rope is the smart option for most yacht running rigging, except for halyards, backstays or if you are trying to get that extra 5% over the competition.


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


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Australia Post
Name
Breaking Strength
kgs
Stretch at BLL
%
Creep
Winch Type
Construction
Protective
Cover
Weight
kgs per metre
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