I am a part-time rigger and have been using heat shrink for years! It is brilliant! It is a good idea to experiment with temperatures a bit though. There is a heat shrink tube with internal adhesive which will go from 3 cm to zero! Mine is black which suits the shedload of Aramid cordage I use.Hi all. I just got a load of clear heat shrink (adhesive lined) in preparation for slowly rewiring my boat. Well, I put some on the end of some dock line and heated it up and I liked the results. Has anybody else done this before? It's kind of like a big shoe lace end. Being clear, I would think that moisture can eventually be dried by the sun. Can anybody see any downside to using heat shrink for this purpose? I am thinking of doing my reefing lines that are attached to the main. Last time out in a big blow they began to unravel. Anyway, thanks in advance for the input.
Fair winds, Bill