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February 22, 2021 3 min read

7 Dinghy Ropes We Recommend from Kingfisher Yacht Ropes

Kingfisher Yacht Ropes have been making ropes for yachts and dinghies since 2002, a long time before that they were making ropes for industrial and other purposes. Kingfisher are also the UK distributor for Gottifredi Maffioli ropes.

In this article we are going to recommend you 7 ropes that we would use on our dinghy giving you a bit more detail about the product and where we might use it.

1 - Evolution Race

Evolution Race Dyneema SK78 Core Rope

Evolution Race is one of our most popular sailing ropes. Available in a variety of colours this rope can be used for halyards, control lines or smaller sheets. The rope is easy to taper and you can also splice eyes into the end.

Material - Dyneema SK78 Core with Polyester Jacket

Use - Halyards, Control Lines and Sheets

Diameters - 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm

Stretch at 20% of Breakload - 1%

Evolution Race

2 - Evolution Sheet

Evolution Sheet Rope from Kingfisher Yacht Ropes

Our most popular sheet rope, evolution sheet is a great all rounder. The construction of this rope means it's lightweight, strong and also very flexible. A rope that won't kink through your sheet systems.

Material - Polyester Cover with Multi-Filament Polypropylene Core

Use - Sheets

Diameters - 6mm, 7mm, 8mm

Stretch at 20% of Breakload - 5%

Evolution Sheet Rope

3 - Compact Braid Dyneema SK78

Compact Braid SK78 Dyneema Rope

A low stretch dyneema SK78 rope that is strong and is tightly weaved. This dyneema rope is coated for protection against wear and against the elements. This 12 strand dyneema is harder to splice but will last a long time.

Material - Dyneema SK78

Use - Halyards and Control Lines

Diameters - 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm

Stretch at 20% of Breakload - 1.2%

Compact Braid Dyneema

4 - 8 Plait Pre Stretched Polyester

8 Plait Pre Stretched Polyester Rope

A strong and hard wearing polyester rope that is also low stretch. Perfect for lighter halyards and control lines on your dinghy.

Material - Polyester

Use - Halyards, Control Lines and Sheets

Diameters - 3mm, 4mm, 5mm

Stretch at 20% of Breakload - 3.5%

8 Plait Pre Stretched

5 - Rig 12 Dyneema SK78

Rig 12 - 12 strand dyneema sk78 rope

An easy to splice 12 strand dyneema rope that is strong and hard wearing. This dyneema SK78 rope is PU coated for improved protection against the elements.

Material - Dyneema SK78

Use - Halyards, Control Lines and Trapeze Lines

Diameters - 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm

Stretch at 20% of Breakload - 0.9%

Rig 12 Dyneema SK78

6 - Gottifredi Maffioli Swiftcord

Maffioli Swiftcord - Dyneema Sheet Rope for Sailing

Swiftcord is the ultimate premium sheet rope. Soft on the hands and perfect for sheets that are constantly adjusted on high performance dinghies and catamarans. This rope is a hollow braid with no core which means you can taper 12 strand dyneema into the rope to make up tapered halyards and perform other rope tricks.

Material - Dyneema SK78 Mixed with Special Non Slip Fibre

Use - Halyards, Control Lines and Sheets

Diameters - 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 7mm, 8mm, 10mm

Stretch at 20% of Breakload - 1.5%

Maffioli Swiftcord

7 - Shockcord Elastic

Shockcord Elastic Bungee Rope

Shockcord is available in a range of diameters and colours. Kingfisher shockcord bungee is designed to have 100% stretch with good abrasion resistance.

Material - Braided Cover with Natural Rubber Core

Use - Take Up Systems

Diameters - 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm

Stretch Characteristics - 100% Stretch

Shockcord Elastic

Looking for Rope Recommendations?

If you are still not sure what rope is best for your dinghy then please do get in touch, our team are very friendly and will help you to make the right choice.

Don't forget, we also offer a rope splicing and tapering service.