Lines & Ropes: By Application 

 

The experts here at Mauri Pro have put together a complete guide for which lines to use based on your sailing style. This way you can be sure to select the best lines for racing, cruising, or anything in between. Hi-tech ropes for club-racing and grand-prix racing give you the best performance using strong, lightweight materials and modern construction techniques. Ropes for cruising are aimed at providing a quality, economical option for daysailors and cruisers. Either way, you can find the best ropes for sailing right here.

Anchoring and Docking
Nylon is the go-to for anchoring and cocking. It is strong and abrasaion resistant, but most of all, it is very stretchy. Stretchy docklines, anchor rope, and mooring lines act as shock absorbers in rough conditions, reducing the strain on the boat and hardware, and making for a more comfortable time on board. We have a selection of 3 strand and double braid nylon ropes for docking and anchoring.

Cruising
Double-braid polyester lines are ideal for cruising. These all-purpose lines satisfy the needs of the modern cruising sailor without breaking the bank. A double braid such as Sta-Set can be used for just about any application on board, including controls lines, sheets & guys, and halyards. A performance blend such as New England VPC features a blended core using modern materials to deliver performance upgrades at a modest price increase. VPC is great line for halyards, jib-sheets, and guys for the performance-minded cruiser.

Dinghy & Multihull
Modern dinghies and multihulls require small-diameter line that is strong, lightweight, and low-stretch. Single-braid Dyneema is ideal for cascaded control lines, strops, halyards, cunningham, and vang systems. Blended single-braids and double braids are strong and low-stretch, yet soft and easy to grip, making them ideal for sheets and control lines which need frequent adjustment (BZZ, Swiftcord, Racing Sheet). Pre-stretch double-braid is a budget-minded alternative to hi tech lines that still offers great performance. Small diameter dyneema double braids are an ideal all-around solution for any competitive dinghy racer, and are strippable for greater weight savings. Lightweight double braids are non-absorbant and strong, making them ideal for spinnaker sheets and control lines.

Performance
Cruising sailors looking for a bump in performance and club-racers looking to step up their game. Performance oriented blends such as Sirius from FSE Robline and VPC from New england offer performance boosts at a more economical price tag, while true dyneema double braids like CRD75, Endura Braid, and Warpspeed are strong and low-stretch, giving club-racers a great hi-tech rope for sheets, halyards, control lines, and any other running rigging application.

Racing
The two main materials for Hi-tech racing lines are Dyneema and Vectran. Dyneema is the ideal material for all running rigging onboard a competitive racing yacht, from sheets and control lines to topping lifts and reefing lines. Dyneema ropes have extremely low stretch and are stronger than steel pound-for-pound. Runs well through blocks without kinking, and double braid is easily tapered for weight savings. Vectran, like Dyneema, is extremely strong and low stretch, with the added advantage of having exceptionally low creep (long-term elongation of a line under static loads). Vectran's low creep makes it ideal for main and genoa halyards, as well as guys and afterguys.

 

Lines by Boat




Cruisers 22 to 27 ft.

Sailboat Type Option A Option B Club Racing
Boom Vang 8mm (5/16") Sirius 500N 8mm (5/16") Sta-Set 8mm (5/16") VPC
Continuous Furling Line Sta-Set + End to End Splice
Cunningham 6mm (1/4") Sta-Set 6mm (1/4") Sta-Set 6mm (1/4") Sta-Set
Jib Halyard 8mm (5/16") Sirius 500N 8mm (5/16") Sta-Set 8mm (5/16") VPC
Jib Sheets 10mm (3/8") Sirius 500N 10mm (3/8") Sta-Set 10mm (3/8") VPC
Main Halyard 8mm (5/16") Sirius 500N 8mm (5/16") Sta-Set 8mm (5/16") VPC
Mainsheet 10mm (3/8") Sirius 500N 10mm (3/8") Sta-Set 10mm (3/8") VPC
Outhaul 6mm (1/4") Sta-Set 6mm (1/4") Sta-Set 6mm (1/4") Sta-Set
Reefing Line 8mm (5/16") Sirius 500N 8mm (5/16") Sta-Set 8mm (5/16") VPC
Spinnaker Halyard 8mm (5/16") Sirius 500N 8mm (5/16") Sta-Set 8mm (5/16") VPC
Spinnaker Sheets 8mm (5/16") Sirius 500N 8mm (5/16") Sta-Set 8mm (5/16") Ultra Lite
Traveler Control Line 6mm (1/4") Sta-Set 6mm (1/4") Sta-Set 6mm (1/4") Sta-Set


Cruisers 28 to 35 ft.

Sailboat Type Option A Option B Club Racing
Boom Vang 8mm (5/16") Sirius 500N 8mm (5/16") Sta-Set 8mm (5/16") VPC
Continuous Furling Line Sta-Set + End to End Splice
Cunningham 8mm (5/16") Sirius 500N 8mm (5/16") Sta-Set 8mm (5/16") Sirius 500N
Jib Halyard 10mm (3/8") Sirius 500N 10mm (3/8") Sta-Set 10mm (3/8") VPC
Jib Sheets 12mm (1/2") Sirius 500N 11mm (7/16") Sta-Set 10mm (3/8") Sirius 500N
Main Halyard 10mm (3/8") Sirius 500N 10mm (3/8") Sta-Set 10mm (3/8") VPC
Mainsheet 12mm (1/2") Sirius 500N 11mm (7/16") Sta-Set 10mm (3/8") VPC
Outhaul 8mm (5/16") Sirius 500N 8mm (5/16") Sta-Set 8mm (5/16") Sirius 500N
Reefing Line 10mm (3/8") Sirius 500N 10mm (3/8") Sta-Set 10mm (3/8") VPC
Spinnaker Guy 10mm (3/8") Sirius 500N 10mm (3/8") VPC 10mm (3/8") VPC
Spinnaker Halyard 10mm (3/8") Sirius 500N 10mm (3/8") Sta-Set 10mm (3/8") VPC
Spinnaker Sheets 10mm (3/8") Sirius 500N 10mm (3/8") Sta-Set 8mm (5/16") Ultra Lite
Traveler Control Line 8mm (5/16") Sirius 500N 8mm (5/16") Sta-Set 8mm (5/16") Sirius 500N
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Cruisers 36 to 44 ft.

Sailboat Type Option A Option B Club Racing
Boom Vang 10mm (3/8") Sirius 500N 10mm (3/8") Sta-Set 10mm (3/8") VPC
Continuous Furling Line Sta-Set+ End to End Splice
Cunningham 10mm (3/8") Sirius 500N 10mm (3/8") Sta-Set 10mm (3/8") Sirius 500N
Jib Halyard 12mm (1/2") Sirius 500N 11mm (7/16") Sta-Set 11mm (7/16") VPC
Jib Sheets 12mm (1/2") Sirius 500N 12mm (1/2") Sta-Set 12mm (1/2") Sirius 500N
Main Halyard 12mm (1/2") Sirius 500N 11mm (7/16") Sta-Set 11mm (7/16") VPC
Mainsheet 12mm (1/2") Sirius 500N 12mm (1/2") Sta-Set 11mm (7/16") VPC
Outhaul 10mm (3/8") Sirius 500N 10mm (3/8") Sta-Set 8mm (5/16") Sirius 500N
Reefing Line 12mm (1/2") Sirius 500N 11mm (7/16") Sta-Set 11mm (7/16") VPC
Spinnaker Guy 10mm (3/8") VPC 10mm (3/8") VPC 9mm (3/8") Warpspeed
Spinnaker Halyard 12mm (1/2") Sirius 500N 11mm (7/16") Sta-Set 11mm (7/16") VPC
Spinnaker Sheets 12mm (1/2") Sirius 500N 11mm (7/16") Sta-Set 10mm (3/8") Endura Euro
Traveler Control Line 8mm (5/16") Sirius 500N 8mm (5/16") Sta-Set 8mm (5/16") Sirius 500N
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Racing 22 to 27 ft.

Sailboat Type Option A Option B Club Racing
Boom Vang 8mm (5/16") Racing Sheet 8mm (5/16") Swiftcord n/r
- Cascade 4mm (5/32") STS 12-75 4mm (5/32") Amsteel Blue n/r
Continuous Furling Line CRD75 + End to End Splice
Cunningham 6mm (1/4") Racing Sheet 6mm (1/4") Swiftcord n/r
- Cascade 4mm (5/32") STS 12-75 4mm (5/32") Amsteel Blue n/r
Jib Halyard 8mm (5/16") V-100 8mm (5/16") Validator II 8mm (5/16") VPC
Jib Sheets 9mm (3/8") Warpspeed 10mm (3/8") Endura Euro 10mm (3/8") VPC
Main Halyard 8mm (5/16") V-100 8mm (5/16") Validator II 8mm (5/16") VPC
Mainsheet 10mm (3/8") CRD75 10mm (3/8") VPC
Outhaul 6mm (1/4") Racing Sheet 6mm (1/4") Swiftcord n/r
- Cascade 4mm (5/32") STS 12-75 4mm (5/32") Amsteel Blue n/r
Reefing Line 8mm (5/16") VPC 8mm (5/16") VPC 8mm (5/16") VPC
Spinnaker Halyard 6mm (1/4") Endura Euro 6mm (1/4") Warpspeed 8mm (5/16") VPC
Spinnaker Sheets 8mm (5/16") Flight Line 8mm (5/16") Ultra Lite 8mm (5/16") Ultra Lite
Traveler Control Line 6mm (1/4") Racing Sheet 6mm (1/4") Swiftcord 6mm (1/4") Finish Line
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Racing 28 to 35 ft.

Sailboat Type Option A Option B Club Racing
Boom Vang 8mm (5/16") Racing Sheet 8mm (5/16") Swiftcord n/r
- Cascade 5mm (3/16") STS 12-75 5mm (3/16") Amsteel Blue n/r
Continuous Furling Line CRD75 + End to End Splice
Cunningham 6mm (1/4") Racing Sheet 6mm (1/4") Swiftcord n/r
- Cascade 4mm (5/32") STS 12-75 4mm (5/32") Amsteel Blue n/r
Jib Halyard 10mm (3/8") V-100 9mm (3/8") Validator II 10mm (3/8") VPC
Jib Sheets 9mm (3/8") Warpspeed 10mm (3/8") Endura Euro 11mm (7/16") VPC
Main Halyard 10mm (3/8") V-100 9mm (3/8") Validator II 10mm (3/8") VPC
Mainsheet 10mm (3/8") CRD75 10mm (3/8") Endura Euro 10mm (3/8") VPC
Outhaul 6mm (1/4") Racing Sheet 6mm (1/4") Swiftcord n/r
- Cascade 5mm (3/16") STS 12-75 5mm (3/16") Amsteel Blue n/r
Reefing Line 8mm (5/16") Endura Euro 10mm (3/8") VPC 10mm (3/8") VPC
Spinnaker Guy 10mm (3/8") Endura Euro 9mm (3/8") Warpspeed 9mm (3/8") Warpspeed
Spinnaker Halyard 8mm (5/16") Endura Euro 8mm (5/16") Warpspeed 10mm (3/8") VPC
Spinnaker Sheets 8mm (5/16") Flight Line 8mm (5/16") Swiftcord 8mm (5/16") Ultra Lite
Traveler Control Line 8mm (5/16") Racing Sheet 8mm (5/16") Swiftcord 8mm (5/16") MLX
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Racing 36 to 44 ft.

Sailboat Type Option A Option B Club Racing
Boom Vang 8mm (5/16") Racing Sheet 8mm (5/16") Swiftcord n/r
- Cascade 6mm (1/4") STS 12-75 6mm (1/4") Amsteel Blue n/r
Continuous Furling Line CRD75 + End to End Splice
Cunningham 6mm (1/4") Racing Sheet 6mm (1/4") Swiftcord n/r
- Cascade 4mm (5/32") STS 12-75 4mm (5/32") Amsteel Blue n/r
Jib Halyard 10mm (3/8") V-100 9mm (3/8") Validator II 11mm (7/16") VPC
Jib Sheets 11mm (7/16") Warpspeed 11mm (7/16") Endura Euro 12mm (1/2") MLX
Main Halyard 10mm (3/8") V-100 9mm (3/8") Validator II 11mm (7/16") VPC
Mainsheet 11mm (7/16") V-100 11mm (7/16") Validator II 11mm (7/16") VPC
Outhaul 8mm (5/16") Warpspeed 8mm (5/16") Endura Euro n/r
- Cascade 6mm (1/4") STS 12-75 6mm (1/4") Amsteel Blue n/r
Reefing Line 9mm (3/8") Warpspeed 10mm (3/8") Endura Euro 11mm (7/16") VPC
Spinnaker Guy 10mm (3/8") Endura Euro 9mm (3/8") Warpspeed 9mm (3/8") Warpspeed
Spinnaker Halyard 10mm (3/8") Endura Euro 9mm (3/8") Warpspeed 11mm (7/16") VPC
Spinnaker Sheets 8mm (5/16") Endura Euro 8mm (5/16") Warpspeed 10mm (3/8") Flight Line
Traveler Control Line 9mm (3/8") Warpspeed 10mm (3/8") Endura Euro 8mm (5/16") Endura Euro
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Single Handed Dinghies

Sailboat Type Option A Option B Club Racing
Boom Vang 5mm (3/16") Dinghy Ctrl 5mm (3/16") Swiftcord 5mm (3/16") Finish Line
Cunningham (Cam Cleat) 4mm (5/32") Dinghy Ctrl 4mm (5/32") Swiftcord 4mm (5/32") Finish Line
Cunningham (Clam Cleat) 3mm (1/8") STS 12-75 3mm (1/8") Amsteel Blue n/r
Main Halyard 3mm (1/8") Validator 12 3mm (1/8") STS 12-75 4mm (5/32") Finish Line
Mainsheet 8mm (5/16") Racing Sheet 8mm (5/16") Bzzz Line 8mm (5/16") Sta-Set
Outhaul (Cam Cleat) 4mm (5/32") Dinghy Ctrl 4mm (5/32") Swiftcord 4mm (5/32") Finish Line
Outhaul (Clam Cleat) 3mm (1/8") STS 12-75 3mm (1/8") Amsteel Blue n/r
Trapeze Adjustment Line 4mm (5/32") Finish Line 4mm (5/32") Dinghy Ctrl n/r
Traveler Control Line 5mm (3/16") Dinghy Ctrl 5mm (3/16") Finish Line n/r
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Double and Triple Handed Dinghies

Sailboat Type Option A Option B Club Racing
Boom Vang 5mm (3/16") Dinghy Ctrl 5mm (3/16") Swiftcord 5mm (3/16") Finish Line
Cunningham 4mm (5/32") Dinghy Ctrl 4mm (5/32") Finish Line n/r
Jib Halyard 4mm (5/32") STS 12-75 4mm (5/32") Dinghy Ctrl 4mm (5/32") Finish Line
Jib Sheets 7mm (9/32") Bzzz Line 6mm (1/4") Racing Sheet 8mm (5/16") Sta-Set
Main Halyard 4mm (5/32") STS 12-75 4mm (5/32") Dinghy Ctrl 4mm (5/32") Finish Line
Mainsheet 8mm (5/16") Racing Sheet 8mm (5/16") Bzzz Line 8mm (5/16") Trophy Braid
Outhaul 4mm (5/32") Dinghy Ctrl 4mm (5/32") Finish Line n/r
Spinnaker Halyard 5mm (3/16") Dinghy Ctrl 5mm (3/16") Finish Line 6mm (1/4") Sta-Set
Spinnaker Sheets 6mm (1/4") Flight Line 6mm (1/4") Swiftcord 6mm (1/4") Ultra Lite
Trapeze Adjustment Line 4mm (5/32") Finish Line 4mm (5/32") Dinghy Ctrl n/r
Traveler Control Line 5mm (3/16") Dinghy Ctrl 5mm (3/16") Finish Line n/r
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Beach Cats

Sailboat Type Option A Option B Club Racing
Boom Downhaul 5mm (3/16") Dinghy Ctrl 5mm (3/16") Swiftcord 5mm (3/16") Finish Line
Boom Vang 5mm (3/16") Dinghy Ctrl 5mm (3/16") Swiftcord 5mm (3/16") Finish Line
Cunningham 5mm (3/16") Dinghy Ctrl 5mm (3/16") Swiftcord 5mm (3/16") Finish Line
Jib Halyard 4mm (5/32") STS 12-75 4mm (5/32") Dinghy Ctrl 4mm (5/32") Finish Line
Jib Sheets 7mm (9/32") Bzzz Line 6mm (1/4") Racing Sheet 6mm (1/4") Sta-Set
Main Halyard 4mm (5/32") STS 12-75 4mm (5/32") Dinghy Ctrl 4mm (5/32") Finish Line
Mainsheet 8mm (5/16") Racing Sheet 8mm (5/16") Bzzz Line 8mm (5/16") Trophy Braid
Outhaul 5mm (3/16") Dinghy Ctrl 5mm (3/16") Swiftcord 5mm (3/16") Finish Line
Spinnaker Halyard 5mm (3/16") Dinghy Ctrl 5mm (3/16") Finish Line 6mm (1/4") Sta-Set
Spinnaker Sheets 6mm (1/4") Flight Line 6mm (1/4") Ultra Lite n/r
Trapeze Adjustment Line 4mm (5/32") Finish Line 4mm (5/32") Dinghy Ctrl n/r
Traveler Control Line 5mm (3/16") Dinghy Ctrl 5mm (3/16") Finish Line n/r
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Performance Multihulls

Sailboat Type Option A Option B Club Racing
Boom Downhaul
8mm (5/16") Endura Euro 8mm (5/16") Warpspeed n/r
Boom Vang
8mm (5/16") Warpspeed 8mm (5/16") Endura Euro n/r
- Cascade 6mm (1/4") STS 12-75 6mm (1/4") Amsteel Blue n/r
Continuous Furling Line
CRD75+ End to End Splice
Cunningham
6mm (1/4") Warpspeed 6mm (1/4") Endura Euro n/r
- Cascade 4mm (5/32") STS 12-75 4mm (5/32") Amsteel Blue n/r
Jib Halyard
10mm (3/8") V-100 9mm (3/8") Validator II 10mm (3/8") VPC
Jib Sheets
9mm (3/8") Warpspeed 10mm (3/8") Endura Euro 11mm (7/16") VPC
Main Halyard
10mm (3/8") V-100 9mm (3/8") Validator II 10mm (3/8") VPC
Mainsheet
10mm (3/8") CRD75 10mm (3/8") VPC
Outhaul
6mm (1/4") Warpspeed 6mm (1/4") Endura Euro n/r
- Cascade 5mm (3/16") STS 12-75 5mm (3/16") Amsteel Blue n/r
Reefing Line
9mm (3/8") Warpspeed 10mm (3/8") Endura Euro 11mm (7/16") VPC
Spinnaker Halyard
6mm (1/4") Endura Euro 6mm (1/4") Warpspeed 8mm (5/16") VPC
Spinnaker Sheets
8mm (5/16") Flight Line 8mm (5/16") Ultra Lite n/r
Traveler Control Line
8mm (5/16") Racing Sheet 8mm (5/16") Endura Euro 8mm (5/16") Sirius 500N
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