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Hi All,
I'm a new boat owner and have certainly been learning a lot.
Can someone tell me what the purpose of rigging tape is?

It *seems* to me that it is mostly used for holding in cotter pins. But I get the feeling that some people are using it for more than just that....I feel like I must be missing something.
Yes, it's to keep the split rings in and keep lines and sails from snagging on it.

2nd part of the question: Any thoughts on using that new self adhesive silicone, "rescue tape" stuff instead of what basically looks like white electrical tape?

thanks!
Yes, it works better but is more expensive. I go through about 2 rolls of vinyl tape a year racing on other peoples boats, so they get the cheap stuff.
 
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