The various places you should use or avoid Nylon, Dacron (polyester), Spectra or Dyneema, Technora (an aramid), and Vectron, with comments on three-strand, double-braid, triple-braid, twelve-strand and eight-strand rope.
Choosing the right line for your halyards, checkstays and runners, reefing lines, sheets, and other control lines. 6 pages with tables. 2006 Beth A. Leonard & Evans Starzinger
Critical preparation steps for washing your lines in a household washing machine
High-performance ropes of Kevlar, Spectra, Vectran and Zylon PBO, as well as polyester, naphthalate, Dacron, and Yalon braids and three-strand lines for cruising and racing.
Wide range of braided lines for running rigging, dock and anchor lines.