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VPC Hybrid Performance Braid

Utilizing Hybrid Performance Technology, VPC™ has a strong, lightweight core of Vectran and polyolefin surrounded by a durable UV-resistant polyester cover. VPC™ was designed specifically with the club racer or cruiser in mind, and it fills the gap between traditional all-polyester rigging and more expensive grand prix racing lines. Recommended by Practical Sailor for its low elongation, durability and ease of handling, November 2010.

  • Best Use: Sheets & halyards on casual racers and offshore cruisers
  • Core Fiber/Construction: Braided Vectran/Polyolefin
  • Cover Fiber/Construction: Braided Polyester
  • Stretch: 1.40% at 20% of breaking strength
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
8mm VPC Line, 5500lb. Breaking Strength, Solid Red 9059064 C2831-08-00600
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$1.30

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10mm VPC Line, 6500lb. Breaking Strength, Solid Red 9059221 C2831-10-00600
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$1.66

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11mm VPC Line, 8500lb. Breaking Strength, Solid Red 9059254 C2831-11-00600
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$2.09

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8mm VPC Line, 4000lb. Breaking Strength, Solid Green 9059205 C2832-08-00600
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$1.30

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10mm VPC Line, 6500lb. Breaking Strength, Solid Green 9059239 C2832-10-00600
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$1.66

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11mm VPC Line, 8500llb. Breaking Strength, Solid Green 9059262 C2832-11-00600
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$2.09

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8mm VPC Line, 5500lb. Breaking Strength, Solid Navy 9059213 C2833-08-00600
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$1.30

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10mm VPC Line, 6500lb. Breaking Strength, Solid Navy 9059247 C2833-10-00600
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$1.66

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11mm VPC Line, 8500llb. Breaking Strength, Solid Navy 9059072 C2833-11-00600
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$2.09

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6mm VPC Line, 3200lb. Breaking Strength, Red Fleck 10538445 C2841-06-00600
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$0.89

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8mm VPC Line, 4000lb. Breaking Strength, Red Fleck 15729841 C2841-08-00600
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$1.30

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10mm VPC Line, 6500lb. Breaking Strength, Red Fleck 10538460 C2841-10-00600
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$1.66

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11mm VPC Line, 8500llb. Breaking Strength, Red Fleck 10538478 C2841-11-00600
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$2.09

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12mm VPC Line, 9500lb. Breaking Strength, Red Fleck 10538486 C2841-12-00300
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$2.39

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8mm VPC Line, 5500lb. Breaking Strength, Green Fleck 10538502 C2842-08-00600
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$1.30

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10mm VPC Line, 6500lb. Breaking Strength, Green Fleck 10538510 C2842-10-00600
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$1.66

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11mm VPC Line, 8500lb. Breaking Strength, Green Fleck 10538528 C2842-11-00600
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$2.09

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12mm VPC Line, 9500lb. Breaking Strength, Green Fleck 10538536 C2842-12-00600
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$2.39

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6mm VPC Line, 3200lb. Breaking Strength, Blue Fleck 10538544 C2843-06-00600
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$0.89

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8mm VPC Line, 5500lb. Breaking Strength, Blue Fleck 15729866 C2843-08-00600
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$1.30

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10mm VPC Line, 6500lb. Breaking Strength, Blue Fleck 10538569 C2843-10-00600
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$1.66

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11mm VPC Line, 8500lb. Breaking Strength, Blue Fleck 10538577 C2843-11-00600
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$2.09

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12mm VPC Line, 9500lb. Breaking Strength, Blue Fleck 10538585 C2843-12-00300
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$2.39

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Product Description

Utilizing Hybrid Performance Technology, VPC™ has a strong, lightweight core of Vectran and polyolefin surrounded by a durable UV-resistant polyester cover. VPC™ was designed specifically with the club racer or cruiser in mind, and it fills the gap between traditional all-polyester rigging and more expensive grand prix racing lines. Recommended by Practical Sailor for its low elongation, durability and ease of handling, November 2010.

  • Best Use: Sheets & halyards on casual racers and offshore cruisers
  • Core Fiber/Construction: Braided Vectran/Polyolefin
  • Cover Fiber/Construction: Braided Polyester
  • Stretch: 1.40% at 20% of breaking strength

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New England RopesVPC Hybrid Performance Braid
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (5)
  • Well built / quality (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Sailing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (3)

Reviewed by 5 customers

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5.0

Line deal!

By tb

from Charleston, SC

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Install
  • Easy To Use
  • Great at sales price
  • Quality Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Boats

    Comments about VPC Hybrid Performance Braid:

    I enjoy the line sales west marine has from time to time

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good club racing performer

    By Jack the Sailor

    from Missouri

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Racing
      • Sailing

      Comments about VPC Hybrid Performance Braid:

      I use this for the halyard, reefing, vang, and traveler lines on my Merit 25. Low stretch, good performance.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Mainsheet line

      By Cap. Mike

      from Green Bay, WI

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Hold On To
      • Easy To Use
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • High Load Low Elongation
        • Sailing

        Comments about VPC Hybrid Performance Braid:

        Using line for a German style main sheeting on a Catalina 27. Runs through the blocks with ease and easy to grip. Low absorbent to water keeping weight off the boat. Would recommend using this line to replace your stay-set where higher performance is desired.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Everything was great, timely shipping, ease of purchase. Except I would recommend recoiling your line when it arrives. There are a lot of kinks.

         
        5.0

        Nice line

        By Ozarkman

        from St Louis, MO

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Boats
          • Sailing

          Comments about VPC Hybrid Performance Braid:

          Nice line, great for main halyard

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great perfomaning halyards

          By Ken

          from Fairhope, Al

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Install
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Being Smaller Not Problem

          Best Uses

          • Sailing

          Comments about VPC Hybrid Performance Braid:

          One question, both catalogs viewed indicate the breaking strength to be 5500 lbs. The delivery ticket and this review request indicate a breaking strength of 4000 (lbs.}, why the difference?

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