Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa sheet broke under sail - looking for recommendations for replacement [1 Attachment]


One defect that can cause a relatively low load failure with double braid is an imbalance between the core and the cover.  With double braid line both carry the load, more or less equally.  If at some point during manufacture, or in handling afterwards, one becomes "slack" relative to the other, the load is no longer properly shared and premature failure can happen.

This does not happen with exotics, where the core is low stretch, high load material and the outer braid is just a sun and abrasion cover that has no significant contribution to the strength of the line.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Bar Harbor, Maine.

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