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Self-Bonding Rigging Tape

Conforms to irregular shapes and holds fast without sticky adhesives

Protects sails and sheets from chafe damage. Self-bonding tape conforms to irregular shapes and holds fast without sticky adhesives. Durable and waterproof, with UV inhibitors.

  • 1"W x 10'L per roll
  • Stretches to two times its original length
  • Protective plastic liner
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Self-Bonding Rigging Tape, White 318600 318600
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$19.99

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Self-Bonding Rigging Tape, Black 442947 442947
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$19.99

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Product Description

Conforms to irregular shapes and holds fast without sticky adhesives

Protects sails and sheets from chafe damage. Self-bonding tape conforms to irregular shapes and holds fast without sticky adhesives. Durable and waterproof, with UV inhibitors.

  • 1"W x 10'L per roll
  • Stretches to two times its original length
  • Protective plastic liner

Specs

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West MarineSelf-Bonding Rigging Tape
 
4.2

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (18)
  • Easy to install (15)
  • Attractive (5)
  • Well built / quality (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Sailing (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (14), Advanced (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

IT's MAGIC!!

This stretchable rigging tape works better than the standard tape we all use. It is more flexible and adheres to itself. It is far easier to remove after as many as four seasons....Read complete review

This stretchable rigging tape works better than the standard tape we all use. It is more flexible and adheres to itself. It is far easier to remove after as many as four seasons. Though much more costly than electrical tape, I find I do not have to tape components every year.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Self-Bonding Rigging Tape

I have been using this product for the past four years and had been very pleased. This year I purchase my usual two roll and taped up my rigging. I noticed it did not...Read complete review

I have been using this product for the past four years and had been very pleased. This year I purchase my usual two roll and taped up my rigging. I noticed it did not bond to itself as well as in the past. After only four months, it all just disintegrated. As anyone who buys this product knows, it is expensive, So when it failed, I returned to West Marine to discuss with the store manager about a possible full replacement. Unfortunately it was his day off and I was departing on a week long cruise, so I purchased another two rolls. The associate was kind enough to give me a 15% discount, but was not in a position to give me a full discount. Hopefully when I return to discuss with the manager, he will give me a full discount minus the 15%. Usually I highly recommend this product and hopefully this was just a bad batch. If not, I will not be purchasing this product and look elsewhere for an alternative.

Reviewed by 21 customers

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4.0

Good product. Finding more uses than just rigging.

By Gary

from Jacksonville, Fl

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sailing

    Comments about Self-Bonding Rigging Tape:

    Purchase to help install spreader pads.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    What happened to the quality of this tape?

    By Ken

    from Cleveland, Ohio

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Is not holding spreader boots to the rigging

      Best Uses

      • Sailing

      Comments about Self-Bonding Rigging Tape:

      I have used this rigging tape for 16 years. However, during these last two seasons, I am losing the spreader boots from the rigging because the tape is not holding. There is a combination of unraveling and tearing going on with the tape. We do not sail the boat hard. The tape is surely not the same as West has sold in the past. I can tell because the white is not as white as earlier versions, perhaps more of a dingy white material now. Is it because the tape is now made in China? Looking for alternatives now.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good protection and nice finished look

      By Code3sailing

      from San Francisco

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Install
      • Easy To Use
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sailing

        Comments about Self-Bonding Rigging Tape:

        Used tape on CDI Furler at the top of the mast.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I would buy this product again.

        By Mary

        from Alameda, CA

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sailing

          Comments about Self-Bonding Rigging Tape:

          Easy to use, works well.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Iwill buy this again

          By snidley whiplash

          from naples fl

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sailing

            Comments about Self-Bonding Rigging Tape:

            worked well just wish it was offered in gray

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I needed this product

            By Captain Jim

            from Bellingham, WA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sailing

              Comments about Self-Bonding Rigging Tape:

              I used this product for it's intended usage. The product preformed as it was suppose to.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Yes I would purchase this again.

              By Jeff

              from Gig Harbor WA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Easy To Use
              • Quality Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sailing

                Comments about Self-Bonding Rigging Tape:

                Worked well for covering the cotter pins in the shrouds on my sailboat.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Self-Bonding Rigging Tape

                By Catatonic

                from Rochester, NY

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy To Install
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sailing

                  Comments about Self-Bonding Rigging Tape:

                  I have been using this product for the past four years and had been very pleased. This year I purchase my usual two roll and taped up my rigging. I noticed it did not bond to itself as well as in the past. After only four months, it all just disintegrated. As anyone who buys this product knows, it is expensive, So when it failed, I returned to West Marine to discuss with the store manager about a possible full replacement. Unfortunately it was his day off and I was departing on a week long cruise, so I purchased another two rolls. The associate was kind enough to give me a 15% discount, but was not in a position to give me a full discount. Hopefully when I return to discuss with the manager, he will give me a full discount minus the 15%. Usually I highly recommend this product and hopefully this was just a bad batch. If not, I will not be purchasing this product and look elsewhere for an alternative.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great product to save your sails.

                  By Mark

                  from Tiverton, RI

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Large Boats
                    • Sailing
                    • Small Boats

                    Comments about Self-Bonding Rigging Tape:

                    The tape is used wherever cotter pins are exposed to prevent the jib and spinnaker from snaging and tearing when tacking or dosing respectively.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Works good, easy to apply

                    By Ryan

                    from Cleveland, Ohio

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Large Boats
                      • Sailing

                      Comments about Self-Bonding Rigging Tape:

                      Works Good

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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