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Yale Cordage, PHD Racer

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Based on recommendations from others in this forum I finally got some of this line. 
http://www.yalecordage.com/custom-and-specialty-ropes/single-braid/phd-racer-rope

I found a So Cal rigging shop that had 2 partial spools and I got a  pennies on the dollar deal because they were not moving it.
Upon receiving a box, I lifted and and thought this cannot be it, because it is too light to have around 250' of line in it.

This stuff is so light weight and does not kink like the description says.
Yee HAA, new Mainsheet and Spin Halyard.

Question: Has anyone spliced it? It looks like you splice it just like a dyneema splice. The directions for the eye splice look pretty simple and I'll be doing an end to end too.

If this stuff works out, more lines will be replaced as needed.

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I've used a brummell splice. The weave is open enough its pretty easy.

the directions say to bury the tail and it works.

the splice always looks big and bulky, but I'm sure it's just me.

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MW

Given there are instructions right on the page you linked, I’d follow those, which do suggest a Brummel for security, and also mention tapering the tail/bury.

As for any other splices, I would use any splice that Yale recommends for ‘single braid.’

I taper a bury. Always. Whether it needs or not, you are safer in the practice and it just looks better. 

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Any PHD Racer users have issues with this line as Halyards?
I used some of the 6mm I got for the spin halyard.

One of my crew was whining about it not having a core and said it would flatten out and slip thru the spinloc clutch.
We used it once, no problem, then he went and put a core in the halyard where the clutch  locks the  halyard without asking.
Not really an issue but I hate it when people react to something new with using it a bit first. 
 

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Asked my rigger about this stuff, he said it has a bad habit of getting strands caught on things and torn off.

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I had Salsa which is similar IIRC and it snagged on things. It also  held water. Otherwise ok but the boat didn’t have clutches; used camcleats 

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On 6/1/2018 at 11:01 AM, fucket said:

Asked my rigger about this stuff, he said it has a bad habit of getting strands caught on things and torn off.

Sounds like the boat needs some tidying up.

I got salsa jib sheets and they have worked great for over a year., no snags or ........  The new mainsheet,  8mm PHD, is working great.

As the halyard and main sheet have very little to snag on and so far they work great, I'll reserve judgement.

Keep your boat clean

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