General Purpose Braids

At Ascot Splicing we provide a range of general purpose plaits and braids for leisure marine applications.  Dinghy Line and Dinghy Lite are suited for use on small keelboats and sailing dinghies, while Ski Braid is designed for use in water sports.  Shock Cord, Luff Cord, Sash Cord and Synthetic braids complete the range of general purpose braids.

  Dinghy Line                                                                                                                                                   

Dinghy LineDinghy Line is made from staple polyester to give a soft cotton type feel in the jacket to enhance handling and feel.  It features a soft spun polyester cover over a HT parallel polyester core for maximum strength, grip and control.

Features/ Benefits: Enhanced handling properties, maximum strength, grip and control, suited to running rigging applications on small keelboats and dinghies.

Available in 6mm and 8mm in 100m spools
Available in White with Black, Red or Blue fleck

   Dinghy Lite                                                                                                                                                 

Dinghy LiteAs the name suggests, Dinghy Lite is a lightweight  line designed for use on small craft that do not require the sophistication or costs of exotic fibre sheets or control lines.    A single braid multifilament polypropylene line with 8 plait construction.   Dinghy Lite is the perfect line for low load applications when an easy to use yet economical line is preferred.

Features/ Benefits: Light weight line with no water absorbtion, floats in water
Soft Grip, bright yellow colour. Available in 6mm, 8mm and 10mm in 100m spools

   Ski Braid                                                                                                                                               

Ski BraidSki Braid is designed for water skiing and for towing water toys such as rubber rings.  This braid has an 8 plait hollow construction and is made from 100% PE monofilaments.  Ski Braid is easily spliced and floats on water.

Features/ Benefits: Low specific gravity Polyethylene material, does not absorb water, high abrasion resistance and UV stabilised.

Available in 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12mm in 100 to 500 metre spools
Available in Blue/White and Yellow colour options

   Shock Cord                                                                                                                                              

Shock CordShock Cord is built to withstand the toughest environments.  Years of development have produced a quality engineered durable Shock Cord that will consistently allow better than 100% elongation and recovery making it perfect for marine and industrial applications.

Features/ Benefits: Long life wear resistance to abrasion and UV degradation.

Available in 3mm to 7mm in 100m spools, 8mm to 10mm in 50m spools
Available in White with Blue fleck or Solid Black

   Luff Cord                                                                                                                                                  

Luff CordLuff Cord is manufactured to exacting sizes with firmly fine woven jacket for insertion in sail luff.  Polyester yarn minimises stretch with ideal abrasion resistance.

Features/ Benefits: HT Polyester cover with tight pick (stitch) jacket for roundness, firm construction holds shape and resists distortion under load, precision sizing and UV resistant, colour coded cores, solid White colour

Available in 3.2mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 7.1mm and 8mm diameter in 300m spools

   Sash Cords                                                                                                                                            

Sash CordThis general purpose braid is of Solid Braid/Spiral Braid configuration which gives excellent handling, knotting and non kink performance.  Sash Cords are available in Cotton, Multifilament Polypropylene & Polyester fibre constructions.

Features/ Benefits: High Tenacity Polyester solid braid, multipurpose line / lashing, UV resistant, suitable for outboard motor starter cords, white in colour

Available in 3.6mm, 4.2mm and 6mm diameter in 100m spools

   Synthetic Braids                                                                                                                                     

Synthetic BraidsOur range of multi purpose synthetic braids are strong, lightweight and abrasion resistant.  They are suited to a wide variety of general purpose applications.

Features/ Benefits: Smooth feel 16 plait polyester braid, hard wearing HT polyester fibre in supple plait construction, high strength and abrasion resistant, light weight braid with UV inhibitor.

Available in 1mm to 5mm diameter in Solid White in 100 & 300m spools
Available in 2mm, 2.5mm and 3mm x 500m in Solid Black

Call us on 03 9375 2172 to discuss your requirements.
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