Main Halyard 5mm Excel Pro 44'
Jib Halyard 5mm Excel Pro 44'
Keel lift, main 6mm Amsteel 10'
Keel lift, tackle 8mm Yacht Braid 38'
Seat back 5mm Marlow 8-plait or yacht braid 8'
Seat bottom (add 1 foot if using an under seat padeye) 5mm Yacht braid 4'
Steering, tiller (what attaches to the steering bar on rudder head) 4mm Dyneema D12 6'
Steering, joystick (what goes under the seat) 4mm Dyneema D12 16'
Main Sheet (2:1) 6mm Maffioli Swiftcord 31'
Jib sheet 5mm Maffioli Swiftcord 22'
Forestay 3mm Vectran 3'
Traveler bridle 3mm Dyneema D12 6'
Cunningham (what attaches to the sail) 4mm Excel Pro 5'
Cunningham (control line) 5mm Excel Pro 11'
Vang (12:1) (what is attached to the boom) 4mm Dyneema D12 8'
 Vang (control line) 5mm Excel Pro 11'
Outhaul (what goes through the boom) 4mm Excel Pro 14'
Outhaul (control line) 5mm Excel Pro 9'

Alternative options

Vang (6:1) 3mm Excel D12 5'
Main Sheet (1:1) 6mm Maffioli Swiftcord 24'

For mainsheet and jibsheet - a key thing is what is available at your local marine store. Our preference is Swiftcord, especially for use on a windlass.

  • Gottifredi Maffioli Swiftcord - Single braid blend of Dyneema and Cordura. It is lightweight, strong, durable and comfortable to hold in your hands. Initially designed for Olympic class dinghies, these products are the favourite for many crews of all boats.
  • Zephyr2 is strong yet gentle on the hands.
  • Excel Marstron is an alternative. For a lightweight Main Sheet on a small dinghy Excel Marstron offers a positive feel with comfortable handling. The smooth profile 16 plait braided cover allows smooth running through Blocks, while the low stretch braided core allows fast and responsive Sail trim. Floats and does not absorb water.

Control lines and halyards

Marlow Excel Pro - Twisted polyester core with a 16 plait polyester cover. Ideal as reliable control lines with a responsive feel.

Marlow Excel Race - Dyneema core with a 16 plait polyester cover. Ideal for mission critical control lines such as boom vang, however note it is 4 times more costly than Excel Pro.

Marlow 8-plait is pre-stretched polyester, good for dinghy halyards and control lines.