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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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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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4.0

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (18)
  • Easy to install (15)
  • Attractive (6)
  • Well built / quality (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Sailing (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (14), Advanced (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)

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 23 customers

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1.0

Seems like a bad batch

By Dragnet

from Millbury, MA

About Me Beginner

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Poor Design

Best Uses

  • Sailing

Comments about Self-Bonding Rigging Tape:

Replaced all rigging the tape in spring, put the boat on the mooring in May ...these are pictures from late July - this should have lasted much longer than a few months
Luckily the spreader bots are still hanging on to the standing rigging even though the spreader part has disintegrated, The mast will have to come down to replace this tape.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
1.0

Turns into toothpaste

By Ray

from Marathon, FL

About Me Advanced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Gooey

    Best Uses

    • Watch it turn into toothpaste

    Comments about Self-Bonding Rigging Tape:

    Back for a refund.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    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

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