8mm Marlowbraid - Sheets, Halyards, Control Lines


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N.B. select a splice if you want to attach a fitting - a whipping is otherwise recommended to secure the end of the line

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Marlowbraid is probably the most well known and respected line in the Marlow Ropes range.

Marlow have been producing this 100% polyester braided line for decades, and it has become a firm favourite for cruising yachts worldwide.

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 marginally 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)
Weight p100m2.68kg4.45kg7.3kg10.0kg14.5kg19.0kg

MBL = Marlow Minimum Break Load


Jimmy Green Marlowbraid Running Rigging Size Guide

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

Marlowbraid Halyards:

Yacht Length Overall
6-8 metres9 metres10 metres11 metres12 metres14 metres 16 metres18 metres
Approximate Sail Area in square metres
Marlow Recommended Halyard Line Diameter 
Main 10mm10mm12mm12mm14mm14mm18mm20mm

Marlowbraid Sheets or Control Lines:

Yacht Length Overall
6-8 metres9 metres10 metres11 metres12 metres14 metres 16 metres18 metres
Approximate Sail Area in square metres
Main 8.513.51618.523.537.55067
Marlow Recommended Sheet or Control Line Diameter 
Main 8mm10mm10mm10mm12mm12mm14mm16mm
Spinnaker Guy8mm8mm10mm10mm12mm14mm16mm18mm

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

The Jimmy Green running rigging line diameter chart is derived from the data in the Marlow Definitive Rope Guide: MARLOW LINE DIAMETER SELECTION GUIDE  


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