Polyester rope for halyards is not suppose to be this stiff

Posted By on September 3, 2014


One of the reasons, besides age and appearance, that I replaced the halyards on our sailboat this year was due to the stiffness of the double braided line. Here’s me holding up the line demonstrating just how “stiff” this old mainsail halyard was.

Question: Is there a way to find out what kind of rope this is; because the “core” material cut like steel … very tough stuff (just age and weather or was this a premium low-stretch line?)


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