New England Ropes Flight Line - Bulk

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Flight Line is a strong, lightweight, flexible, low-stretch line. Commonly used for light air sheets, mainsheets and control lines.

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Lightweight, non-absorbent polypropylene cover with a spliceable braided Dyneema core. Flight Line will certainly take-off with its lightweight, nonabsorbent XLF cover and 100% braided Dyneema® core.

BENEFITS: Strong, lightweight, flexible, low-stretch line with a braided core that is easily tapered. Soft on the hands and gets even softer with use.

APPLICATIONS: Perfect as light air spinnaker sheets on larger one designs such as Ynglings, Lightenings, and Thistles. Also used as mainsheets for performance dinghies. Light air spinnaker sheets, mainsheets, control lines, and topping lifts.


  • Strong
  • Lightweight
  • Flexible

Colors Available:

Yellow w/tracer - Red w/tracer - Green w/tracer - Blue w/tracer

Sizes Available:

1/4 - 5/16 - 3/8

Diameter [mm] Diameter [inch] Weight [lbs/100'] Tensile [lbs]
6 1/4 1.40 2,500
8 5/16 2.20 4,000
9.5 3/8 3.20 4,700


Polypropylene has excellent resistance to most acids and alkalines, except chlorosulphonic, concentrated sulfuric acids, and chlorinated hydrocarbons at 160°F. Polypropylene also withstands most diluted bleaching solutions. HMPE has good resistance to most minerals, organics, acids, and weak alkalines. HMPE also has excellent resistance to bleaches and other oxidizing agents and to most solvents.

HMPE melts at 300°F with progressive strength loss above 150°F. Polypropylene melts at 330°F with progressive strength loss above 200°F.

Good resistance to the passage of electrical current. However, dirt, surface contaminants, water entrapment, and the like can significantly affect dielectric properties. Extreme caution should be exercised any time a rope is in the proximity of live circuits.

Recommended sheave diameter to rope diameter is 8:1.

Working Loads:
No blanket safe working load (SWL) recommendations can be made for any line because SWL's must be calculated based on application, conditions of use, and potential danger to personnel among other considerations. It is recommended that the end user establish working loads and safety factors based on best practices established by the end user's industry; by professional judgment and personal experience; and after thorough assessment of all risks. The SWL is a guideline for the use of a rope in good condition for non-critical applications and should be reduced where life, limb, or valuable property is involved, or in cases of exceptional service such as shock loading, sustained loading, severe vibration, etc. The Cordage Institute specifies that the SWL of a rope shall be determined by dividing the Minimum Tensile Strength of the rope by a safety factor. The safety factor ranges from 5 to 12 for non-critical uses and is typically set at 15 for life lines.


More Information
Used For: Light air spinnaker sheets, as well as mainsheets and control lines in smaller boats.
Colors Available Blue - Green - Red -Yellow. All with tracer as pictured.
Sizes Available 1/4 - 5/16 - 3/8
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