Sheets on Cruising Yachts are broadly divided into two categories:
100% Polyester Lines with approximately 4%– 5% stretch
LIROS Matt Plait polyester is a popular line where comfort in the hand is one of the main considerations.
LIROS TopGrip is the new generation replacement for Matt Plait Polyester with specially engineered grip fibres blended into the polyester.
LIROS Braid on Braid EVO is the new generation, lower stretch, high-load version of LIROS Braid on Braid and by far the most popular rope for all running rigging applications.
LIROS Herkules is the next upgrade featuring extra durability for extended cruising.
Marlowbraid is the Marlow equivalent to Braid on Braid, but is not ideal for a sheet or control line application because it tends to flatten around winches.
Marlow Blue Ocean® Doublebraid is a braid on braid construction manufactured from 100% recycled rPET polyester sourced entirely from waste plastic bottles - the sustainable option
Cruising Dyneema Lines constructed from a Dyneema Core and a Polyester Outer Jacket with approximately 2%-3% stretch
LIROS Dynamic Plus is by far the most popular line in this category with an SK78 core, extra inner plait construction for maintaining a stable form under load and 32plait close weave abrasion resistant polyester cover with several colour coded and full colour options.
Marlow D2 Competition was the nearest equivalent to Dynamic Plus but it has been discontinued and replaced by Marlow D2 Club which has a lower specification SK35 Dyneema core, and has now been discontinued as well. Marlow are planning to launch a new cruising dyneema line for 2022.
LIROS Top Grip Cover 1:1 plaited polyester grip fibre and high-tenacity, spun-dyed polyester ~Core (also known as the inner braid) = high tenacity, maximum tensile strength, plaited polyester
LIROS Matt Plait (Seastar 00162/00172) - Cover: 16plait spun polyester cover ~ Core: 100% low stretch polyester plaited core < 6% Working Load Stretch
LIROS Braid on Braid EVO (Top Cruising 00152/01528) - Cover: 20 plait high tensile low stretch polyester cover ~ Core: 100% high tensile low stretch polyester heat set plaited core < 5% Working Load Stretch
LIROS Herkules (01550/01552) - Cover: close weave, abrasion resistant 1:1 spin dyed polyester ~ Core: High tenacity, firm construction, braided polyester core that reduces flattening < 5% Working Load Stretch
Marlowbraid - Cover: Durable 16plait polyester ~ Core: twisted loose lay 3-strand construction that delivers minimum achievable stretch (approximately 4%) without dyneema content
Marlow Blue Ocean® Doublebraid - Cover: 24 plait braided high tenacity Blue Ocean® trademarked yarn ~ Core: 16 strand, braided high tenacity Blue Ocean® trademarked yarn
Cruising Dyneema Core with Polyester Cover:
Marlow D2 Club (Cruising Dyneema) Cover: Durable 16plait polyester ~ Core: 12 strand Dyneema SK38 (lower specification than SK78) delivers approximately 2.5-3% stretch
LIROS Dynamic Plus (Cruising Dyneema) Cover: 32plait (8mm 24plait) enhanced twist construction Polyester ~ Core: Plaited Dyneema SK78 with additional inner cover for maximum shape retention < 2% Working Load Stretch
Marlow D2 Competition - now discontinued - Better all round performance than the Marlow replacement D2 Club - Less dyneema content but less expensive than D2 Racing.
The Jimmy Green Rigging Team are happy to splice your existing snapshackle or block onto new sheets.
Simply advise us via email or telephone shortly after ordering and post them to us with a covering note.
If you cannot see your preferred fitting on our website, please ask us to source it for you.