Rope Cutting through mast
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?
Cyclists call it helicopter tape, you can get it off ebay under that name.
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.
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!
Andy Hay - Business as Usual
I use a bit of chafe tape from Allspars around the mast under the pole eye.
I use a piece of 50mm drainpipe from b&q.
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.
I use a sliced 2" drain pipe with a beer tin wrapped round it.