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Steve Hansen

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Shroud covers
« on: August 27, 2019, 05:53:45 PM »

I am curious to know if any boat owners removed the plastic sleeves that cover the shrouds. They are approx 5 ft high and around 1.25 thick. Not sure I like them, hides the rigging and if they are mostly cosmetic, I'm thinking of removing them. Any thoughts?
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Re: Shroud covers
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2019, 06:09:41 PM »

Hi,

They are mainly there to protect the headsail from rubbing on the turn buckle.
Not the pretiest thing, but usefull
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Re: Shroud covers
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2019, 07:04:55 PM »

Steve,  I removed my sleeves due to dirt collecting between the sleeve and rigging.  My sleeves were a tight fit.  I do however have a sleeve that fits around the turn buckle,  about 18" high and about inch and one half in diameter.
Protects the mainsail.  Draw back:  spiders love it.
Paul
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Re: Shroud covers
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2019, 08:16:32 AM »

is it possible to replace these with a section of PVC pipe?
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Re: Shroud covers
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2019, 11:56:36 AM »

If they are oversized they’ll roll with the sail. But I davy jones’d mine long ago as they were a harborer of mold  mildew and gunk.
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Re: Shroud covers
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2019, 01:10:41 PM »

Guys : I did the same as Ken - got rid of mine.  Watched and found that the sail seldom touched any shroud except the uppers!

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Re: Shroud covers
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2019, 12:10:01 PM »

Thanks for the input, Now in the process of removing these covers. they do seem to harbor spiders dirt etc. and also the "out of sight out of mind" factor. Now cleaning off old caulk from shroud plate, Re-bedding bolts and chain plates and servicing turnbuckles. Also these covers always seemed to me as a clumsy hand hold. I like the feel of a solid cable.
Also came across this thread for reference:
http://c34.org/bbs/index.php/topic,4315.msg25035.html#msg25035 
« Last Edit: September 15, 2019, 12:18:59 PM by Steve Hansen »
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