I just thought of something that may negate the possibility of using the Spar-tite. My mast has some really cool electrical disconnects about a foot up from the bottom. These are a very old style quick disconnects for all the gear at the top of the mast, aside from being a little clunky, they are actually quite useful.
The problem is, they are slightly proud of the tube, even more so with the little metal slide covers over the holes. They ALWAYS catch on the teak finisher at the partner, my guess is the Spar-tite will not like trying to go over them, they are sharp.
Maybe Cam's rope and silicone deal would be better?
Removing them somehow seems like a violation, but maybe I just need to get over that.