Laser Mainsheets

Which mainsheet to use?  Sometimes it can be a bit like what rig should I use today – is it a full rig day or a radial day?  Do I want a thin mainsheet or a thicker one – or should I standardise on just one?
Mainsheet length is another variable/decision to make.  If it is very short – say 12.5m – the positives are that if you accidentially drop the mainsheet in 20 knots on a run it doesn’t go too far out and you have time to recover before you death roll.  Also you have less in the cockpit. On the downside you can’t go too far by the lee.  The ideal length is probably between 13 to 14m depending on how you tie the mainsheet off in the cockpit. We offer mainsheets in two lengths – 13.5m and 14m. For other lengths look at our ropes by the metre page.

Not sure which mainsheet to get? Maybe this article comparing the Rooster and Marlow mainsheets might help.

Rooster Polilite<sup>®</sup> 6mm Yellow - 14.0m
Rooster Polilite® 6mm Yellow - 14.0m
The Rooster Polilite® mainsheet - Winner of all three medals at the Olympics in the Laser class. Polypropylene core with 16 plait Polyester cover. Note - as with some other mainsheets it is advisable to wash with mild detergent before use.
£17.00
Rooster Polilite<sup>®</sup> 7mm Blue - 14.0m
Rooster Polilite® 7mm Blue - 14.0m
7mm version of the Polilite® mainsheet. Polypropylene core with 16 plait Polyester cover.Note - as with some other mainsheets it is advisable to wash with mild detergent before use.
£18.00
Marlow Excel Fusion 6mm Blue - 13.5m
Marlow Excel Fusion 6mm Blue - 13.5m
Marlow Excel Fusion 6mm 13.5m in length. A premium mainsheet made with a 12 strand SK78 Dyneema core with a 16 plait blended Dyneema/polypropylene cover. Minimal elongation due to the Dyneema, and very light weight in comparison to other mainsheets. Zero water absorption means that it stays light. This is a grippy mainsheet but easy on the hands. Note - as with some other mainsheets it is advisable to wash with mild detergent before use. Sealed ends available as an option - see below
£34.95
Marlow Excel Fusion 6mm Blue - 14.0m
Marlow Excel Fusion 6mm Blue - 14.0m
Marlow Excel Fusion 6mm 14.0m in length. A premium mainsheet made with a 12 strand SK78 Dyneema core with a 16 plait blended Dyneema/polypropylene cover. Minimal elongation due to the Dyneema, and very light weight in comparison to other mainsheets. Zero water absorption means that it stays light. This is a grippy mainsheet but easy on the hands. Note - as with some other mainsheets it is advisable to wash with mild detergent before use. Sealed ends available as an option - see below
£35.95
Southern Ropes Sheet Line 6mm 13.5m
Southern Ropes Sheet Line 6mm 13.5m
Southern Ropes Sheet Line 6mm 13.5m in length. Dyneema core ensures minimal stretch and the polyester cover is grippy yet easy to handle. Sealed ends available as an option - see below
£21.45
Southern Ropes Sheet Line 6mm 14.0m
Southern Ropes Sheet Line 6mm 14.0m
Southern Ropes Sheet Line 6mm 14.0m in length. Dyneema core ensures minimal stretch and the polyester cover is grippy yet easy to handle. Sealed ends available as an option - see below
£21.95
Mainsheet end stitching/sealing
Mainsheet end stitching/sealing
If, like me you are fed up of the core separating from the outer, we offer a stitching service where both ends of the mainsheet are stitched with Dyneema and covered/sealed with heatshrink tape that is glued in place. Recommended for Southern Ropes and Marlow mainsheets.
£4.50

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