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Cable and Chain Australia

Afterguy Line - Spinnaker Sail

AU$63.30

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AU$63.30

Purchase custom made afterguy lines for your spinnaker sail online here. Spinnaker afterguys take one of the highest working loads of any line on your boat. But just like the spinnaker sheets, excess weight in the line can weigh down the spinnaker preventing it from sitting high in the air.

Our in house riggers will splice your spinnaker afterguy 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


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Dyneema SK-78 (Cover removed)
Dyneema SK-78
Spectra
Dyneema SK-78
Spectra
Double Braid Polyester


Spinnaker afterguys take one of the highest working loads of any line on your boat. But just like the spinnaker sheets, excess weight in the line can weigh down the spinnaker preventing it from sitting high in the air. This makes Dyneema SK78 or Spectra an ideal choice because not only can you use smaller diameters, but they do not absorb water. Most racing yachts will cut the polyester cover off spectra and dyneema ropes for the length of the line up to the winch to further reduce weight. Some people prefer a little less grip from the cover so that the line can be let off the winch more easily.

If you are happy to lose a bit of power from your spinnaker then using double braid polyester will save you a bit of money and is a user friendly option.

Spinnaker afterguys usually have the addition of a special stopper positioned just below the splice to stop the shackle getting caught in the end of the spinnaker pole.


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