Marlowbraid Halyards

Marlowbraid Halyards

Marlowbraid is Marlow's longstanding, leading 100% polyester solution for performance cruising halyards.

The Jimmy Green Rigging Team are happy to splice your existing shackles onto new halyards.

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Marlowbraid is Marlow's longstanding, leading 100% polyester solution for performance cruising halyards.

The Jimmy Green Rigging Team are happy to splice your existing shackles onto new halyards.

Marlowbraid is an excellent, relatively low stretch, hard wearing solution for most running rigging applications
e.g sheets, halyards, control lines, guys, reef lines, tack lines, vangs, down/outhauls, furling lines, runner tails and preventers.

Marlowbraid Specification:

Cover: Durable 16plait polyester
Core: twisted loose lay 3-strand construction that delivers minimum achievable stretch (approximately 4-5%) without dyneema content

Marlowbraid Facts, Features and Plus Factors:

  • Twisted 3-strand core delivers slightly less stretch than braid on braid construction
  • Tendency to flatten under load e.g. around winches, due to the loose laid core
  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Good UV stability
  • Spliceable
  • Very high load capacity for 100% polyester halyard
  • Available in: white with black, blue or yellow coding; full colour Natural (Classic)
Marlowbraid Breakload Chart
Diameter6mm8mm10mm12mm14mm16mm
Weight p100m2.68kg4.45kg7.3kg10.0kg14.5kg19.0kg
MBL907kg1450kg2620kg4090kg5020kg6650kg
ABL986kg1580kg2850kg4450kg5460kg7420kg

MBL = Marlow Minimum Break Load
ABL = Average Marlow Break Load

Marlowbraid Datasheeet

Marlow Line Diameter Selection Guide

Marlow Rope Care Advisory

Jimmy Green Marlowbraid Size Guide

The Jimmy Green Rigging Team have produced this line diameter chart from Marlow's own recommendation to assist you in specifying your Marlowbraid halyard.
Use a combination of your yacht length and the appropriate sail area to interpret the table and determine the closest match to your requirement.

Recommended Line Diameter Chart
Yacht Length Overall6-8 metres9 metres10 metres11 metres12 metres14 metres16 metres18 metres
Approximate Sail Area in square metres
Main8.513.51618.523.537.55067
Genoa916.52533.54258.57183.5
Spinnaker37.54654.57192117150.5184
Marlow Recommended Halyard Line Diameter
Main10mm10mm12mm12mm14mm14mm18mm20mm
Genoa/Jib10mm10mm12mm12mm14mm14mm18mm20mm
Spinnaker8mm8mm10mm10mm12mm12mm14mm16mm

Marlow generally recommend reducing the line diameter by one size if you are considering a halyard with a dyneema core