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Samson Rope

Samson Rope

AmSteel Blue

Amsteel Blue
  • 12-Strand Dyeema® Single Braid
  • High strength / low stretch
  • Floats - will not absorb water
  • Easily spliced
  • Extremely lightweight
  • Wire rope replacement

WarpSpeed® II

Warpspeed
  • Core-dependent Double Braid
  • Dyeema Core / Polyester Cover
  • High Strength
  • Extremely low stretch
  • Lightweight
  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Very low creep

MLX

MLX
  • Core-dependent Double Braid
  • Samthane-coated Dyeema Core / Polyester Cover
  • Can be tapered
  • High strength
  • Low stretch
  • Lightweight

XLS Extra T

XLS Extra
  • Core-dependent Double Braid
  • Dyeema-MFP Core / MFP Cover
  • Excellent wire halyard replacement
  • Lighter weight than double-braid polyesters
  • Low stretch
Samson Rope

XLS Yacht Braid

XLS Yacht Braid
  • Double Braid
  • Polyester Core / Polyester Cover
  • Highest strength polyester double braid
  • Lowest stretch of our polyester double braids
  • Outstanding abrasion resistance

LS Yacht Braid

LS Yacht Braid
  • Double Braid
  • Polyester Core / Polyester Cover
  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Excellent flexibility
  • Great "hand"
  • High strength

Trophy Braid

Trophy Braid
  • Double Braid
  • Polyester Core / Spun Polyester Cover
  • Easy to hold, wet or dry
  • Holds well in all types of cleats
  • Solid grip on winch drums
  • Has a particularly soft hand
sailboats

Pro Set 3-Strand Nylon

3-Strand
  • Superior abrasion resistance, strength and flexibility
  • Manufactured to minimize snagging and hockling
  • Long, dependable service life

Nylon Double Braid

Nylon Double Braid
  • Excellent shock mitigation
  • Color stays true
  • Excellent flexibility and wet abrasion resistance
  • Resists rot and mildew
Dock & Anchor Line Selection
Boat Size Solid Color Nylon Double Braid Super Strong Nylon Double Braid Pro-Set Nylon
15' - 25' 3/8" (4,500 lbs.) 3/8" (4,900 lbs.) 3/8" (4,000 lbs.)
26' - 30' 3/8" (4,500 lbs.) 3/8" (4,900 lbs.) 1/2" (7,000 lbs.)
31' - 40' 3/8" (4,500 lbs.) 3/8" (4,900 lbs.) 1/2" (7,000 lbs.)
41' - 50' 1/2" (7,900 lbs.) 1/2" (8,600 lbs.) 5/8" (11,100 lbs.)
51' - 60' 5/8" (14,000 lbs.) 5/8" (15,200 lbs.) 3/4" (15,000 lbs.)
61' - 75' 3/4" (18,500 lbs.) 3/4" (18,800 lbs.) 7/8" (21,100 lbs.)
76' - 90' 7/8" (27,000 lbs.) 7/8" (29,000 lbs.) 1" (27,800 lbs.)
91' - 100' 1" (33,900 lbs.) 1" (36,000 lbs.)  
101' - 120' 1" (33,900 lbs.) 1" (36,000 lbs.)  

Floating Polypropylene Rope

Floating Polypropylene Rope
  • Soft hand
  • Highly visible
  • Easily accepts knots
  • Ideal for floating mooring line or dinghy painter
sailboats

Utility Rope

Utility Rope
  • General Purpose
  • Characteristics By Line

Splicing Books and Videos

Splicing Books and Videos
  • Learn how to splice!
  • Splice Class 1 & Class 2 Ropes

Rope Splicing Accessories

Rope Splicing Accessories
  • Splicing Kits
  • Fids, Twine, End Dip
  • Hot Knifes
  • Etc...

Rope Splicing Services

  • Defender Custom Splicing Services
  • Custom Running Rigging, etc...

When you demand the ultimate in high-performance sailing lines, Samson delivers unsurpassed quality. Lightweight, low stretch, and made to last. These lines are the choice of champions.

Chances are you have seen Samson synthetic lines at work all around you. For more than 130 years, Samson has led the way in developing high-performance cordage products to meet the most demanding applications in the world.

The running rigging you select for your boat carries the legacy of our experience in industries as diverse as commercial marine, safety and rescue, arborist, utilities, even the space program. When you buy Samson, you are getting a lot more than a rope. We call our all-inclusive package of technology, products, manufacturing excellence, service, and experience The Samson Advantage. Our customers call it peace of mind. So whether you’re looking for new sheets to trim your composite genoa or replacing the halyards on a traditional schooner, look for The Samson Advantage. It assures you of performance you can depend on, anytime, anyplace.

Line Selection Guide

Halyard Selection (For Main, Jib/Genoa, & Spinnaker Halyards)
Boat Size Cruiser Cruiser/Racer High Tech Racer
15' 1/4" /XLS 1/4" XLS 1/4" XLS Extra, MLX, Warpspeed II
20' 1/4" XLS 1/4" XLS, XLS Extra, MLX, Warpspeed II 3/16" AmSteel-Blue, 1/4" Warpspeed II
25' 5/16" XLS 5/16" XLS, XLS Extra, MLX, 1/4" WarpSpeed II 3/16" AmSteel-Blue, 1/4" WarpSpeed II
30' 3/8" XLS 3/8" XLS, XLS Extra, MLX, 5/16" WarpSpeed II 1/4" AmSteel-Blue, 5/16" WarpSpeed II
35' 7/16" XLS 7/16" XLS, XLS Extra, MLX, 3/8" WarpSpeed II 1/4" AmSteel-Blue, 5/16" WarpSpeed II
40' 1/2" XLS 1/2" XLS Extra, MLX, 3/8" WarpSpeed II 1/4" AmSteel-Blue, 5/16" WarpSpeed II
45' 1/2" XLS 5/8" XLS, 1/2" XLS Extra, MLX, 7/16" WarpSpeed II 1/4" AmSteel-Blue, 3/8" WarpSpeed II
50' 5/8" XLS 5/8" XLS, 1/2" XLS Extra, MLX, 7/16" WarpSpeed II 3/8" AmSteel-Blue, 7/16" WarpSpeed II
Main Sheet Selection (End of Boom Sheeting)
Boat Size Cruiser Cruiser/Racer High Tech Racer
15' 1/4" LS, Trophy, XLS 1/4", XLS, XLS Extra, MLX 1/4" WarpSpeed II
20' 5/16" LS, Trophy, XLS 5/16" XLS, XLS Extra, MLX 1/4" WarpSpeed II
25' 5/16" LS, Trophy, XLS 5/16" XLS, XLS Extra, MLX 1/4" WarpSpeed II
30' 3/8" LS, Trophy, XLS 3/8" XLS, XLS Extra, MLX 5/16" WarpSpeed II
35' 7/16" LS, Trophy, XLS 7/16" XLS, XLS Extra, MLX 5/16" WarpSpeed II
40' 1/2" LS, Trophy, XLS 1/2" XLS, XLS Extra, MLX 5/16" WarpSpeed II
45' 1/2" LS, Trophy, XLS 5/8" XLS, 1/2" XLS Extra, MLX 7/16" Warpspeed II
50' 5/8" LS, Trophy, XLS 5/8" XLS, 1/2" XLS Extra, MLX 1/2" WarpSpeed II

Spinnaker Sheets
Boat Size Cruiser Cruiser/Racer High Tech Racer
15' 1/4" LS, Trophy, XLS 1/4" XLS Extra, MLX 1/4" WarpSpeed II
20' 1/4" LS, Trophy, XLS 1/4" XLS Extra, MLX 1/4" WarpSpeed II
25' 5/16" LS, Trophy, XLS 5/16" XLS Extra, MLX 1/4" WarpSpeed II
30' 3/8" LS, Trophy, XLS 3/8" XLS Extra, MLX 5/16" WarpSpeed II
35' 7/16" LS, Trophy, XLS 3/8" XLS Extra, MLX 5/16" WarpSpeed II
40' 1/2" LS, Trophy, XLS 7/16" XLS Extra, 1/2" MLX, XLS 7/16" MLX, XLS Extra, 3/8" WarpSpeed II
45' 1/2" LS, XLS 7/16" XLS Extra, 1/2" MLX, XLS 1/2" MLX, XLS Extra, 3/8" WarpSpeed II
50' 5/8" LS, XLS 1/2" XLS Extra, MLX, XLS 1/2" MLX, XLS Extra, 7/16" WarpSpeed II

Jib/Genoa Sheet Selection
Boat Size Cruiser Cruiser/Racer High Tech Racer
15' 1/4" LS, Trophy 1/4" XLS 1/4" WarpSpeed II
20' 1/4" LS, Trophy 1/4" XLS 1/4" WarpSpeed II
25' 5/16" LS, Trophy, XLS 5/16" XLS, XLS Extra, MLX 1/4" WarpSpeed II
30' 3/8" LS, Trophy, XLS 3/8" XLS, XLS Extra, MLX 1/4" WarpSpeed II
35' 7/16" LS, Trophy, XLS 7/16" XLS, XLS Extra, MLX 5/16" WarpSpeed II
40' 1/2" LS, Trophy, XLS 1/2" XLS, XLS Extra, MLX 3/8" WarpSpeed II
45' 1/2" LS, XLS 5/8" XLS, 1/2" XLS Extra, MLX 3/8" WarpSpeed II
50' 1/2" LS, XLS 5/8" XLS, 1/2" XLS Extra, MLX 7/16" WarpSpeed II

Spinnaker Guy Selection
Boat Size Cruiser Cruiser/Racer High Tech Racer
15' N/A 1/4" XLS 1/4" WarpSpeed II
20' N/A 1/4" XLS 1/4" WarpSpeed II
25' N/A 5/16" XLS, XLS Extra, MLX 1/4" WarpSpeed II
30' 3/8" XLS 3/8" XLS Extra, MLX 5/16" WarpSpeed II
35' 7/16" XLS 7/16" XLS Extra, MLX 5/16" WarpSpeed II
40' 1/2" XLS 1/2" XLS Extra, MLX 3/8" WarpSpeed II
45' 5/8" XLS 7/16" WarpSpeed II 7/16" WarpSpeed II
50' 3/4" XLS 7/16" WarpSpeed II 7/16" WarpSpeed II

Control Lines Selection (For Topping Lifts, Fore Guys, Boom Vangs & Cunninghams)
Boat Size Cruiser Cruiser/Racer High Tech Racer
15' 3/16" LS, XLS 3/16" AmSteel, XLS, XLS Extra 3/16" AmSteel-Blue, 1/4" WarpSpeed II
20' 1/4" LS, Trophy, XLS 1/4" AmSteel, XLS, XLS Extra, MLX 3/16" AmSteel-Blue, 1/4" WarpSpeed II
25' 1/4" LS, Trophy, XLS 1/4" AmSteel, XLS, XLS Extra, MLX 3/16" AmSteel-Blue, 1/4" WarpSpeed II
30' 5/16" LS, Trophy, XLS 5/16" AmSteel, XLS, XLS Extra, MLX 1/4" AmSteel-Blue, WarpSpeed II
35' 5/16" LS, Trophy, XLS 5/16" AmSteel, XLS, XLS Extra, MLX 3/16" AmSteel-Blue, 1/4" WarpSpeed II
40' 3/8" LS, Trophy, XLS 3/8" AmSteel, XLS, XLS Extra, MLX 1/4" AmSteel-Blue, 5/16" WarpSpeed II
45' 7/16" LS, Trophy, XLS 3/8" AmSteel, XLS, XLS Extra, MLX 1/4" AmSteel-Blue, 5/16" WarpSpeed II
50' 1/2" LS, Trophy, XLS 7/16" AmSteel, XLS, XLS Extra, MLX 5/16" AmSteel-Blue, 3/8" WarpSpeed II