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Old 06-07-2009
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Sailormann will become famous soon enough
tape (not recommended because of trapping moisture)
Birds peck at it as well and can pick it loose over the season
plastic boots (don’t breathe? - but they look the simplest to install)
This is what most folks use
leather (seems preferred, but did those owners install/stitch them while dangling from a halyard?)
The owners didn't - their foredeck staff did it for them
a polyester wraparound, with buckle (one more thing to snag?)
Never seen this but it just kind of sounds wrong
a wheel, mounted on the stay (installation with rig up?)
These are fine in theory but I believe that you need to ride the boatswain's chair to adjust them as they ride above the spreaders. I bought some but chucked them once I realised it was going to be a ton of work getting them into position and making them stay where they should be. Others might have a better opinion of them. Apart from anything else though, they're ugly.

Please share your thoughts and recommendations. Thanks.
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