10 - Backstay (runner)
Depending on the yacht, there are typically two different situations:
1) The backstay takes the total load, so without gear. These lines should have high strength and low elongation. We recommend a single braid Dyneema® SK78 (our D-core) in this case for runners.
2) The backstay runs through blocks, with a gear ratio of e.g. 1:4. In this case less rope tension and less influence of rope elongation is noticed. Cruising yachts can use polyester or step up to SK38 Dyneema® or Stirotex® for a back stay.
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S-CupSKU: PRR330Application: Halyard, Sheet, Control line
This high quality performance regatta rope, has a Stirotex grade 8 coated core and 24 braid HT Polyester cover. Features: Suitable for splicing and tapering, very low stretch, light weight, great durability, stronger than steel. Especially suitable for halyards Learn More€3.85 €3.18
Top Cruiser KmixSKU: PRR522Application: Sheet, Control line
This top quality cruiser rope, has a 16 strand with a core of Dyneema® Sk78 fibers and & PPM, 24 plait mix HT Polyester / Cordura® cover. Features: Suitable for splicing, very low stretch, flexible, light weight, great durability. Excellent for sheets and halyards. Learn More€2.79 €2.31