[Amel] Re: Rigging Covers



The slit was the width of the sawblade. The material is flexible enough to work with so you just need the one cut.

We've had ours on for over a year and they still look fine. We came back north for hurricane season so the boat only saw about 6 months of real tropical exposure.

I'm not sure how long they will ultimately last but for the cost of some PVC, I'm content with a few years of service.

You have different choices for seizing. A quick and dirty method is a tie wrap subsequently covered in tape. Or you can go fancy and do a traditional rope wrapping in which case the thing should last for a long time because you can just renew the wrapping.


--- In amelyachtowners@..., kimberlite <kimberlite@...> wrote:


I was thinking of that,

However how long does it hold up in the Caribbean sun?

Did you cut a very small slit ? or what size,? What did you seize it with?

Fair Winds



From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Dave_Benjamin
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 6:40 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Re: Rigging Covers

Available at any hardware store.....PVC pipe
I use a table saw to cut a slit.
After installing I seize it every 500mm or so.

--- In amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , kimberlite <kimberlite@>

Does anyone have a source for the large diameter plastic rigging covers in
the USA or Caribbean? The smaller stuff is readily available, although it
only lasts about 2 years in the strong sun.

Fair Winds


Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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