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WEST MARINE Flexible Vinyl Rope Dip

Prevent line end fraying and unraveling. Dip end in liquid and let dry for a permanent seal.
  • Available in Clear or White
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Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Flexible Vinyl Rope Dip, White 544189 544189BC
In stock online.

$14.99

Flexible Vinyl Rope Dip, Clear 544197 544197BC
In stock online.

$14.99

Product Description

Prevent line end fraying and unraveling. Dip end in liquid and let dry for a permanent seal.
  • Available in Clear or White

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West MarineFlexible Vinyl Rope Dip
 
4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (3)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sailing (5)
    • Personal watercraft (4)
    • Pontoon boats (4)
    • Small boats (4)
    • Large boats (3)
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    Reviewed by 5 customers

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    5.0

    Worked as Advertised

    By Capt Russ

    from Atlanta Area

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Strong Odor Until Dry

    Best Uses

    • Large Boats
    • Non-boating Applications
    • Personal Watercraft
    • Pontoon Boats
    • Sailing
    • Small Boats

    Comments about Flexible Vinyl Rope Dip:

    Worked as advertised.

     
    3.0

    kinda dissapointing

    By Chuck

    from Orange County, CA

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Not Difficult To Use

    Cons

    • Does Not Soak Into Fibers
    • Dries Poorly

    Best Uses

    • Personal Watercraft
    • Pontoon Boats
    • Sailing
    • Small Boats

    Comments about Flexible Vinyl Rope Dip:

    This stuff is painted on a line, supposedly sealing the fibers so they don't fray. However, it goes on like latex paint, and does not soak easily into the fibers, so it does not seal the line very well. Also, it dries like latex paint, meaning the outside dries while the inside stays gooey. The instructions are not that clear, but if you use it, try to work the stuff into the line, then let it dry for a long time, and then do two more coats before cutting the line. Cut with a VERY sharp blade or you will disturb the fibers, and DEFINITELY soak the end in the sealant again, and then let it dry for several days. Carpenter's glue works about as well.

     
    5.0

    Good stuff

    By Gerald

    from Ronks, PA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Quick And Easy

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Sailing
    • Whipping Ropes

    Comments about Flexible Vinyl Rope Dip:

    Sure is better than using a lighter.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Liquid rope whipping

    By Corsair Dave

    from Columbus, OH

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Boats
      • Personal Watercraft
      • Pontoon Boats
      • Sailing
      • Small Boats

      Comments about Flexible Vinyl Rope Dip:

      Sure beats the heck out of manually whipping ends of ropes. Great for stopping fraying.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Worked Great.

      By JoePhotographer

      from Deptford, NJ

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Boats
        • Personal Watercraft
        • Pontoon Boats
        • Sailing
        • Small Boats

        Comments about Flexible Vinyl Rope Dip:

        Easy to use. Stopped rope ends from unraveling. Useful when making up dock lines, anchor lines and when preparing lengths of rope to keep handy on the boat.

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