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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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Re: Shroud covers
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2019, 07:17:10 AM »

So we're talking about the nice chrome housings over the base of the uppers and lowers on each side?  Assuming their from Catalina.  Mine look nice still, but their a pain when tuning the mast.  Is the general consensus to get rid of them?  Serve no functional purpose?  Makes sense they harbour dirt, mildew, spiders, etc...and I guess if the cotter pins are properly bent, there's no risk of someone getting cut walking on the deck...my mast s coming down in a couple of weeks so timely discussion....
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Re: Shroud covers
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2019, 08:50:30 AM »

Remember you can also always put a wrap of rigging tape around the turnbuckle and exposed cotter.
Or if you tune to conditions often, use the hook n loop type turnbuckle pins (you can make them yourself and not buy the expensive ones.)

-ken
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Re: Shroud covers
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2019, 09:09:32 AM »

Thanks Ken - good suggestion on the rigging tape...
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Re: Shroud covers
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2019, 04:28:45 PM »

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So we're talking about the nice chrome housings over the base of the uppers and lowers on each side?

I've gotten to like them. Trimmed cotter pins to inside diameter of tube and didn't split the ends, they are trapped in side and can't go anywhere.
Jim
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Re: Shroud covers
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2019, 01:57:00 PM »

Guys : Everywhere I could, I've replaced cotter pins with SS cotter rings.  Didn't want any thing/one to get caught!!

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