7 - Outhaul

Depending on the boat, there are two different situations:

1) Control lines that run through blocks, with a gear ratio (e.g. 1:4) damping the effect of rope tension and elongation on sail trim. Here good grip, some flexibility are important to easily handle the outhaul. Our ropes with grip, like the SSR and SSR light are often used by dinghy sailors.

2) Lines in systems, often taking the total load (so without gear). These lines should have high strength and low elongation to ensure good a sail trim: sail stays flat with increasing winds. We recommend ropes with a core of Dyneema® such as D-Cup or SSC.

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  1. SSR Light
    SKU: PRR418
    Application: Sheet, Control line
    SSR LIGHT is a lightweight sheet or trimline. Due to the core the line stays round.
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  2. SSR
    SKU: PRR417
    Application: Sheet, Control line
    This rope is a single braid 16 strands mix from Dyneema SK78 and Cordura. High performance rope specially made for control lines and dinghy sheets. Provides superior grip, low elongation, high strength, very soft and does not knick. Also known as swiftcord.
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