Over Hill Sailing Club
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Adirondacks NY
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Re: Running Rigging Installation
A fishtape should be required equipment on all sailboats:-) It comes in handy many times for a number of things. Getting wiring, tubing, etc. through the small openings on sailboats is often facilitated by having one on board, not to mention the uses getting things in and out of the mast. I've even taped nuts to the end to snake them up inside masts in order to grab from the outside. They are also handy for snaking wiring and new cables up into a pedestal. It often requires trial and error to get the first 12" or so bent just right but you can always make them work. They are also very handy to grab things that are stuck if you twist and wrap.
Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.