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I have a 30ft Grampian, I would like to cover my stays with some sort of pvc or plastic cover/insulation to prevent my genoa from tearing on them when tacking. What do you use? What will work? any info would help....





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Why is your sail tearing? Are your stays frayed?

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Why is your sail tearing? Are your stays frayed?

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The Stays are in great condition, No fraying on any of them. I can see the bottom of my genoa starting to fray (needs to be sewed). I am assuming this is from rubbing on my stays.
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Re: What can i use to cover my stays?

they have covers you can buy. Or you can cut down some PVC pipe from one of the big box stores and slip them over the turnbuckles.

They also have spreader covers to keep your sails from catching and tearing up high

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Re: What can i use to cover my stays?

Shrouds?

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Re: What can i use to cover my stays?

Hi, I use a length of white waste pipe on my side stays/shrouds to protect the genoa. Bought them at a diy store for 2 for a 2 meter length. The manufacturers imprint wiped off with acetone. You have to be able to take the stay down to slip them over the wire. There are also pipe covers available here to clip around central heating pipes (they have a seam all the way along) if you don't want to take the stay off.

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Had a bunch of 1" PVC kicking around the house... cut to 3 feet... done.

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Re: What can i use to cover my stays?

If the bottom of your genoa is showing wear it could be catching or rubbing on the cotter pins at the turn buckles. Make sure they are recessed into the turn buckles and then cover with rigging tape. However you will want to leave them open at the top and bottom so that water can pass threw. I have always been told that those stanchion covers trap moisture and will shorten the life of your standing rigging. Sort of makes sense, they will allow moisture to get trapped on the cables.
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WM has both the shroud covers and rollers that work well together.

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I have always been told that those stanchion covers trap moisture and will shorten the life of your standing rigging. Sort of makes sense, they will allow moisture to get trapped on the cables.
That's another reason why I am using cheap white plumbing pipe. Its open top and bottom and can freely spin around the rigging wire.

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