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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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4.3

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (17)
  • Easy to install (15)
  • Well built / quality (5)
  • Attractive (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Sailing (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (13), Advanced (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

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.

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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 20 customers

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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

              (1 of 1 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

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    problem solved!

                    By Dan

                    from Grass Valley, calif.

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Self-Bonding Rigging Tape:

                    I had a questionable problem with turn buckle, Man at Rosevile store knew I wasn't sure of what I describted, but took the time to work out what I needed,and ordered to part from the warehouse, and I got it the next day in the mail. (NO CHARGE) The part worked perfectly! L kind of felt he should have run me out of the store, Dan

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