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Rigging Tape Substitute

Is there anything available at Home Depot or a hardware type store that would substitute for rigging tape? I am installing a Harken furling line kit, the stantion blocks are 1" and my bow/stern rails are 7/8". The kit says it will work 7/8" if you put rigging tape under it but there is no store near me that carries it and I hate to have to order 1 item. Anybody have any ideas?

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If all they're looking for is a little buildup of the rail, I'd consider using electrical tape.
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Under serious heat and UV, I find electrical tape glue will melt and get gross. That's the advantage of rigging tape. There might be other UV resistant tape.


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I though of electrical but I don't want all the goo it will leave on my rail. I saw some sort of silicon tape that will supposedly stick only to itself and nothing else, I was thinking of trying that. If I have to I will order it and just wait but I would really rather not, I want to get this done tomorrow.
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Self-sealing silicone tape would probably work.

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rescue tape should do the trick if it is not too thick.
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3M super 33 electric tape which you can get at home depot works pretty good and one of it many qualitys just hapens to be resists UV rays/hot- and cold-weather resistant/abrasion,/moisture,

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3M super 33 electric tape which you can get at home depot works pretty good and one of it many qualitys just hapens to be resists UV rays/hot- and cold-weather resistant/abrasion,/moisture,
+1. Been using it for years. Works fine.
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Thanks all, Im pretty sure HD sells rescue tape, I'll pick some up tomorrow.
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