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I cannot find anywhere in the description of this line, is it a double braid or parallel core? Anyfeedback or experience from current users. Looking to use as jib sheets.
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It is a mid-grade line, slightly better than sta-set X, but priced well below the high tech racer lines. I picked some up for spinnaker sheets this summer when West Marine had it on sale. $.89 per foot for 10mm. Great deal. It has worked well, but was a little slick initially, Washed it out in salt water behind the boat at it is now the same as Sta-set so far as grip. I think it is a great way to get a premium line at cruiser line prices. Check the NE web site for spec's. I think it would work great as Jib sheets.
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I believe it is a double-braid as it uses the same core-to-core splice that is used for T900. The reason it uses a core-to-core splice is that the core provides the bulk of the strength of the line, and the cover is primarily for abrasion/UV protection and ease of handling.

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I cannot find anywhere in the description of this line, is it a double braid or parallel core? Anyfeedback or experience from current users. Looking to use as jib sheets.
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Why splice a jib sheet?

But yes, VPC is a braided core, I have them on my boat.
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Not suggesting he splice anything...just saying that VPC is probably a double braid due to the splice that NE Ropes recommends for it. If it were parallel core, you'd have to use a different splice.
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Thanks for the feedback. I am looking to buy new sheets and want some good flexable low stretch line. I have used parallel core lines in the past and they seem to be stiffer and dog-knot a bit worse than braided core line. I have seen people splice an eye in jib sheets and attach them using a "luggage tag" setup, thereby getting rid of a knot that can hang on shrouds. Personnaly, I have always used the good old bowline for sheet attachement. Never had one fail. Again, thanks,
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If you want to use a luggage tag, just make a larks head knot. Less weight and chance of snagging and no splices needed.
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If you want to use a luggage tag, just make a larks head knot. Less weight and chance of snagging and no splices needed.

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