I am using a launching pole system and the rope for launching the pole is burning through the mast on its way to the spyro fitting. I am about to out some gelcoat on (it is a white Superspar mast so at the moment is only taking off the coating) and can make some kind of protector plate to go over it. However I wondered if anyone had experienced similar trouble and how they have solved the problem?
Posted: 12/06/2013 07:48:08
Cyclists call it helicopter tape, you can get it off ebay under that name.
Posted: 12/06/2013 08:20:02
By: Chris M
Just looking at this as it happens and have found different sources and thicknesses, some on ebay in smaller sizes /quantities. Handy if your helicopter blades need protection as well. Cars seem to use similar stuff on high wear areas around doors/tread plates etc.
Posted: 12/06/2013 09:23:14
Cheers for the advice. Come to think of it I did have some of this on my bike. Since I sold it all inspiration to that end has gone!
Posted: 12/06/2013 12:27:38
I use a bit of chafe tape from Allspars around the mast under the pole eye.
Posted: 12/06/2013 12:52:21
By: Andy Hay - Business as Usual
I use a piece of 50mm drainpipe from b&q.
Posted: 12/06/2013 22:42:09
By: Chris I
I use a small piece of mylar - the same stuff that the slot gaskets are made of. Black mast, white-ish mylar, held in place with black tape. When the tape wears through and I can see the white - replace the tape! The mast never gets eaten at all.
Posted: 14/06/2013 17:32:36
I use a sliced 2" drain pipe with a beer tin wrapped round it.
Posted: 14/06/2013 19:57:12