by Andrew Dowley


4mm Dyneema Rope Options

by Andrew Dowley

4mm Dyneema Rope Options

Dyneema is one of the Worlds strongest fibres, it is quickly replacing wire as a lightweight option when strength is needed. Dyneema rope is sometimes called Spectra and has different varieties which have been developed over the years, SK75, SK78 and SK99.

With a dyneema rope you can expect high strength, a low weight, water resistance, chemical resistance and protection against UV rays.

At Sailing Chandlery we see 4mm dyneema being our best selling dyneema rope, it's popular across a number of sailing dinghies and is the perfect size for control lines and halyards where dyneema rope is a perfect application.

We have two types of dyneema rope available, 12 strand pure dyneema and covered dyneemas to give the pure dyneema proection. We're going to explore the options for a 4mm rope within those categores.

4mm 12 Strand Dyneema

12 strand means that the rope is made of 12 bits of dyneema rope all twisted together to form the final rope product. With a 12 strand it means that the rope is hollow on the inside and that the pure dyneema is exposed to the eye.

With the rope exposed it's easier to work with and allows you to put splices into the rope such as soft eyes. It's important to note that if you are using a 4mm 12 strand dyneema then you should be splicing and not tieing knots, a splice is much stronger and will last longer.

12 strand dyneema ropes are ideal for purchase systems, travellers, trapeze lines and lashings.

4mm Dyneema Core Ropes

A dyneema core rope does what it says on the tin, it has the dyneema within the rope as a core for strength. Quite often you'll find these ropes with harder wearing polyester covers, this is most popular on applications such as halyards and control lines which move through pulleys and cleats often. The polyester jacket will protect the core and make the rope last much longer, it can also provide more grip on the hands.

A mix of both? 

There are a few ropes which can be slightly different. Take Maffioli Swiftcord rope for example, it doesn't have a core but the dyneema is built into the cover and blended with other materials to provide extra grip.

You the have the option to taper the ropes, many dyneema core ropes with polyester jackets/covers can be tapered so the core is exposed at certain points. Handy for attaching the 12 strand core and creating an eye, or for having a more lightweight rope where needed. Tapering is most popular on halyards, this would mean the 12 strand dyneema core is exposed where there isn't abraision and then the polyester jacket end can go through cleats, this would cause less friction when pulling the halyards up and down.

Most Popular

Most popular 4mm 12 strand dyneema - 4mm Compact Braid Dyneema

Most popular 4mm dyneema core rope - 4mm Dyneema Core Rope

Other dyneema options - you can explore all of our 4mm dyneema ropes on our sailing ropes page.

Get Your Boat Ropes From A Trusted Source

by Andrew Dowley

Get Your Boat Ropes From A Trusted Source

At Sailing Chandlery we offer all sorts of boat ropes from leading brands in the industry. If you’re in need of affordable ropes for your vessel, look no further.

We have been a trusted supplier of boat accessories for many years. As a partner of leading rope providers Marlow and Kingfisher, you can trust in us to provide you with the best possible products.

Whether it’s pulling the boat towards the shore, pulling up the mainsail or anything in between, we’ve got you covered. Our sailing rope is available for all sorts of requirements. We have many different types ranging in different colours, sizes and more depending on your needs.

Here are some of the following rope types we have available:

  • Main sheets
  • Cruiser halyards
  • Control lines
  • Windsurfing rope
  • Vectran
  • Braid on braid rope

and much more. There is little we can’t offer to you in the form of boat rope here at Sailing Chandlery. Each one comes at a range of competitive prices to ensure you can also find the perfect one for your budget.

You can give us a call on 07793 953564 to speak to a member of our team about your requirements or take a look through our website and make a purchase today.

Find The Perfect Sailing Accessories Online

by Andrew Dowley

Find The Perfect Sailing Accessories Online

Sailing Chandlery Ltd is dedicated to the sailing industry. We offer a vast range of sailing accessories online at competitive prices and can make sure you’re ready with the latest and greatest from leading brands.

Since 2012 we have been working hard to develop our business and help customers obtain high-quality sailing products. By giving our customers a space to browse affordable, online sailing goods, you can find all you need in one place.

Our team are sailors themselves meaning that you can rest knowing we understand the requirements sailors have when it comes to accessories. Not only this, but as a company that has been rated one of the top sailing and boat equipment providers on Trustpilot, you can rest assured we have a passion for supporting fellow sailors that is second to none.

Here are just some of the accessories you can buy direct from our online store:

  • Hooks
  • Clips
  • Boat cleaning materials
  • Trailers
  • Wind Indicators

and much more! As a provider of products from such sailing brands as Kingfisher Rope, Selma, Zhik and others, you can trust in us to have something that is suited to your needs and budget.

You can speak to our team on 07793 953564 to discuss any further enquiries or take a look and order direct through our website today.


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