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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 4:33 am 
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Hey there,
I have the fiberglass tiller on my 18SX and the grip tape is looking old and nasty so needs replacing. Having trouble tracking down replacement tape that's waterproof - or at least won't peel off when wet - and ideally in different color options. Anyone have any ideas where you can find such grip tape?
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 5:28 am 
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I've used hockey tape. It's not totally waterproof, but its inexpensive and has worked well for several seasons. You can get it in cool colors too (although they do fade in UV).

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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 6:27 am 
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Rigging tape works great. Waterproof, grippy...but expensive. Usually found in white or black.


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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 7:59 am 
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Boom grip for a windsurfing boom.

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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 6:43 pm 
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Hockey tape idea is awesome and works like a charm. Thanks for the advice!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:19 am 
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I had read somewhere on here that the hockey tape would degrade in the sun and start melting off - how did your's hold up over the summer? Mine's pretty wore out :-)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:21 pm 
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I store my sails, boom and tiller under shelter when not in use so was not out in open all summer except when on the water. It held up really well in those conditions though and good to go for next season for sure.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:27 pm 
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Bicycle inner tubes..

they don't hold up in the sun very well... But road bike tubes slip over stock extensions perfectly.


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