Our heat set Braid on Braid Polyester is an ideal cruising rope. It is good on the hands and easy to splice. Braid on Braid has a low stretch braided Polyester core with an abrasion resistant braided Polyester cover. After braiding, the rope is heat set under load to reduce stretch. It is ideal for sheets, halyards, control lines and many general purpose applications.
Elongation is based on figures taken from tests across the diameter range, to produce an average figure.
Polyester has a specific gravity of 1.38 which means it will not float. Polyester has no strength loss when wet, it is flexible and has good abrasion resistance. Polyester fibres also have good resistance to chemicals and have a melting point of 295°C.