Dacron is a high strength polyester that combines high strength, low stretch and excellent resistance to abrasion, chemicals and weather. Slightly heavier than nylon. High strength Dacron has special cordage finish and fine handling characteristics, less elasticity (stretch) and less tendency to recoil than nylon. Can be stored wet.
All sizes have a maximum continuous length of 300 ft/rl
Some sizes are sold by increments of 100 ft/cl (cl = cut length)
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Can this* be used for halyards and sheets on a Cape Dory Typhoon? The manual recommends "5/16 Prestretched Dacron" for the halyards and "5/16 Braided Dacron" for the sheets.*https://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=4259&familyName=Braided+Dacron+Cord
For cruising this should be great. It will have some stretch to it, which is not a bad thing at all, but after a few hours or if it puffs up a little, you will probably need to tension the halyard again, especially if you have Dacron sails. If you were racing, you may want to go with a lower stretch line with a Dyneema or Spectra core.
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Braided Dacron Cord
I used the cord to rig a lift for the family Laser on the back porch. I'm hoping it will last longer than the Big Box Store stuff I've been using. The Big Box stuff only lasts about a year.