View Full Version : Heat shrink for mooring pickup staff?
07-11-2011, 10:37 PM
I have a mooring pickup buoy whose fiberglass staff has deteriorated and the loose glass fibers are scratching my delicate hands. (Oooh!)
Has anyone tried heat shrink tubing to sheathe such a thing?
I don't feature doing the full Awlgrip 'system'.
No, I'm not going to make one of white oak.
07-11-2011, 11:45 PM
Heat shrink sounds like a good idea! I used clear duct tape/duck tape on mine when it deteriorated like that.
07-12-2011, 12:58 AM
many of my fishing rods ( fiberglass/graphite pole) have butt and foregrips of shrink tube. Lasts forever
07-12-2011, 02:39 AM
look into the type of shrink tubing that is lined with hot melt glue. i have used it for covering a hammer handle( after loaning it out to an apprentice) after the repair i have been useing the tool fot over 15 years now.
07-12-2011, 03:31 AM
Other possibilities that came to mind might be plasti-dip-type stuff, bicycle handlebar wrap or even dynel sleeve.
Scroll down about half-way on the page.
07-12-2011, 06:20 AM
You may have a scrap of braided line which, after you pull the core (if any) makes a good wand cover.
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