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Old 09-13-2013, 12:48 AM   #21
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I've noticed that where my docklines come in contact with my gelcoat that they are starting to leave black marks on it. I've tried washing it off but it acts like I'm going to have to wax or compound it off.

Any suggestions on how to prevent this from happening?

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While these wooly chafe guards are not cheap, they will definitely protect your topsides from becoming scratched or abraded.

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For regular chafing protection on mooring lines and anchor lines, these work very well and are easy to use.

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They can be found at several boating outlets online at a discount.

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Old 09-13-2013, 05:01 AM   #22
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Small diameter fire hose works great. Drill a small hole at the end and feed a twist tie true to keep them in the designated location.

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However, we're almost six-months into a test of Spiroll Rope Protectors. Here's the web site: Spiroll Rope Protectors - Marine Definitely watch the video on that page and you'll totally understand why it's so good.
Thought you may be interested that there are two brands of precast concrete decking that we use. This is heavy duty stuff that we use for long spans and sometimes even parking decks. They are Spandeck and Spiroll.
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Disclaimer: The owner of Rescue Tape is my buddy, and I made that silly video for him (originally designed as an end-cap display video for Ace Hardware Stores).

I've personally used it at home and on the boat and it works every time. And while it's great for whipping the ends of lines and can be effective as an anti-chafe mechanism, it's kind of "permanent" if applied for this purpose (meaning you can't easily slide it up and down a line or remove it for use on a different line).
Cool product.

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However, we're almost six-months into a test of Spiroll Rope Protectors. Here's the web site: Spiroll Rope Protectors - Marine Definitely watch the video on that page and you'll totally understand why it's so good.
I thought there were only lines on boats?





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Old 09-13-2013, 09:58 AM   #25
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Product originally used for climbing ropes, methinks...
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:18 AM   #26
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Disclaimer: The owner of Rescue Tape is my buddy, and I made that silly video for him (originally designed as an end-cap display video for Ace Hardware Stores).

I've personally used it at home and on the boat and it works every time. And while it's great for whipping the ends of lines and can be effective as an anti-chafe mechanism, it's kind of "permanent" if applied for this purpose (meaning you can't easily slide it up and down a line or remove it for use on a different line).

However, we're almost six-months into a test of Spiroll Rope Protectors. Here's the web site: Spiroll Rope Protectors - Marine Definitely watch the video on that page and you'll totally understand why it's so good.

So far we think it's an awesome product for the intended use. Not only has it eliminated chafe on our dock lines, it has also eliminated those annoying "squeaking" sounds dock lines make as they rub on the boat. We're going to make a product demo video about it in a few weeks.

So... Rescue Tape will work and be effective as an anti-chafe for your dock lines. But don't tell Ron I said the Spiroll product is faster and easier to use for this purpose.
Do you need any field testers?
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:37 AM   #27
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I think Larry was on the right track. You need to keep the line off the fiberglass to prevent the black streaks. If you don't want to put screw holes in the hull, you could glue chafe strips on with 5200 or 3M VHB tape. You'd have to fabricate them as the Taco and most other chafe strips have a hollow back, no place to put the glue.
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Product originally used for climbing ropes, methinks...
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I also use Rescue Tape, and keep at least a dozen or so rolls handy for other things. Rescue tape will actually seal a broken water hose (even wet) because it is not dependent on adhesion to the hose, only itself. I also had a leaking transmission cooler that I temporarily wrapped with Rescue Tape and it held for two weeks before the replacement unit arrived. I've reduced my spare hose stock to nearly nothing now.
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I also use Rescue Tape, and keep at least a dozen or so rolls handy for other things. Rescue tape will actually seal a broken water hose (even wet) because it is not dependent on adhesion to the hose, only itself. I also had a leaking transmission cooler that I temporarily wrapped with Rescue Tape and it held for two weeks before the replacement unit arrived. I've reduced my spare hose stock to nearly nothing now.
I'm definitely getting some.
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I doubt Sailors Exchange will have Rescue tape. Gander may have it (check online). West marine in St Aug is about a mile south of Sailors on US1.
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