SailNet Community - View Single Post - Need some info on Roller Furling
View Single Post
  #13  
Old 04-27-2006
sailingdog's Avatar
sailingdog sailingdog is offline
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
Outer cores are safer

Quote:
Originally Posted by Faster
I would think that the cover was removed, leaving the stronger, thinner core to go onto the drum. Same as we did, only we stripped the core out of double braid and replaced it with the (lower stretch) kevlar line.
In many modern lines, the strength is about 50/50, but the exterior jacket is often far more cleat and hand friendly, and far more UV/abrasion resistant than the inner core. Some inner core materials aren't even braided, and are very prone to snagging because they're just loose fibers..
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook