Webbing Item (Sold per Inch)
1-inch wide, polyester webbing with edge guard to prevent onset of abrasion and chafe. The webbing is rated at 9,800-lb. minimum breaking strength.
Custom Jackline Webbing Item for motor boats, sailboats and catamarans
- Placing the order:
- Create a custom jackline that's a perfect fit for your boat.
Polyester vs. Nylon Webbing Awareness:
Manu Kea Inc., unlike many commercial manufacturers of jacklines, uses a polyester webbing. There are many reasons why we have chosen to use polyester and not the more common nylon (nylon is also commonly known as polyamide) webbing.
First, polyester does not absorb water like nylon. Nylon is known as a hydrophilic material and will absorb up to 10-20% of water by weight. When this occurs, nylon logically becomes heavier, stretches more readily and becomes noticeably weaker in overall strength.
Second, polyester does not stretch like nylon. When a heavy load is exerted onto a nylon material (such as webbing) it can stretch upwards of 10-14% (whereas polyester will only stretch between 1-3%). That 10% might not sound important however, if your jackline is 38-feet long (and experiences a heavy loading situation) that means the nylon jackline might conservatively stretch upwards of 3-feet 10-inches. As an example, if a sailor were to be lifted by a large wave while transiting the narrow side decks of a boat, the sailor could be moved 3-feet 10-inches outboard. And that same sailor might find themselves still attached to the jackline, but not necessarily still on the deck of the boat…
Lastly, we source webbing made in the USA with an astonishing 9,800-lb. minimum breaking strength. This is the strongest 1” webbing we can currently identify. Compare that with many so-called commercially available jacklines that only have a breaking strength of between 2,000 – 5,000-lb. Also all of our webbing comes with an engineered edge guard to prevent the onset of chafe.
Note: The percentages listed above may vary by specific material characteristics. The values given are considered conservative, legal, averages for publicly published material data available.
- This polyester webbing is the strongest product we can find in 1" widths
- A robust safety system that installs quickly and easily
- Is removable just as easy as installation. This facilitates proper cleaning and limits long-term UV damage to the webbing
- A customized safety system that provides secure access to the foredeck, forward lockers, mast, etc. during periods of rough weather
- Webbing is a 1-inch wide, polyester with an edge guard to prevent onset of abrasion and chafe
- The webbing is rated at 9,800-lb. minimum breaking strength
- Colors available in charcoal or silver
Note: Webbing can be ordered up to 200 continuous feet. Should your requirements exceed that, we will arrange for the mill to provide longer lengths. Our ability to provide extra-long continuous lengths facilitate custom orders for very large yachts.
- Limited 1 year warranty.
Note: This is a custom order. We cut and fabricate this product to length for our valued customers. Once cut, there are no refunds. Please see our Store Policies for more information and please measure several times to ensure an accurate fit.