The MegaTwin 07 should make Dyneema affordable for cruising sailors
MegaTwin 07 is a tamed regatta rope, at least that's how Gleistein describes its latest construction. The rope should combine the advantages of high-performance ropes with a low-stretch Dyneema core with the demands of cruising sailors. They are also happy about little stretching, but are usually not willing to pay the hefty surcharge for the Dyneema fiber, especially since the rope diameter is chosen more for grip and function on winches and stoppers and the enormous breaking loads of the high-performance ropes are not required.
Although the core of the MegaTwin 07 is made of DyneemSK78, the diameter and thus the fiber content are much smaller. Instead, the line has an intermediate jacket made of staple fiber. This helps with the power transmission in the rope and prevents the core and sheath from shifting during operation. A property that is particularly important when used in inexpensive trap stoppers.
The MegaTwin 07 on the winch. In order for the self-tailer to work well, the diameter of the rope must fit, so the lower breaking loads of the line on cruising boats are not a problem
The jacket is made of polyester and should be very abrasion-resistant. According to the manufacturer, the line should be suitable for both sheets and traps and be a good alternative to the often very simple original equipment of many shipyards.
The cordage is available in thicknesses from 6 to 16 millimeters. The 8-millimeter leash costs 2.50 euros per meter.
Further information at www.gleistein.com and www. lindemann-kg.de