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Thanks SD. What about at the very bottom of the shroud, below the turnbuckle, where it attaches to the chainplate? The PVC boots are too small to fit over them on our boat, so there's a cotter pin in a clevis pin that holds the whole thing to the chainplate that stays more or less exposed. The yard last spring taped the cotter pins so nothing will snag on them. Should I do something different this spring? If I don't need to tape them, I'd be perfectly happy with not doing so.
By the way, for what it's worth, a reputable rigger told me it's OK to tape if it's just a couple loops around in a specific spot, and vertical, since it doesn't hold water. Still seems like it would trap moisture against the metal though.
1984 Sabre 34 Mk I