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Spectra 12 Strand Line

1/8" dia - $0.55/ft.
qty.
3/16" dia - $0.75/ft.
qty.
1/4" dia - $1.03/ft.
qty.

Spectra is a very high strength synthetic rope with excellent abrasion resistant in a single braid construction. It comes standard with a polyurethane finish and is easily spliced using a lockstitch type splice, 4-3-2 or 5-4-3 tuck splice. It also has a low stretch, low creep, soft hand, is torque-free and it floats.

Approx.
dia.
Approx
mm
lbs per 100' Minimum Tensile
1/8" 3 .55 1,800
3/16" 4.5 1 3,600
1/4" 6 1.95 6,000

Here is an interesting article on using synthetic fibers such as Spectra for the standing rigging on a cruising trimaran:

Duckworks - From the Bearing Sea to a Searunner

Below is a video showing how to splice an eye in this material:

 

 

 

 
 
 

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