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Old 10-10-2013, 05:11   #1
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Best way to mark lines

I am looking for a method to mark the mail halyard for when it gets to the reefing points, sort of like how you mark the chain at specific lengths. What ever I use has to be flexible but visible. Do I just paint a band and if so what sort of paint or will a NICO type pen work.

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Re: Best way to mark lines

Not sure it'll work for halyards, but can you thread a zip tie through, tighten, trim off all the excess?

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Not sure it'll work for halyards, but can you thread a zip tie through, tighten, trim off all the excess? -Chris
Don't think zip ties will work as they won't run smoothly through the blocks, clutches or winches. I did wonder about a thin twine lashing maybe. But that may be too rigid.
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Re: Best way to mark lines

Best way is a sewn whipping - will run thru the clutches and last forever

Easiest way is indelible market pen - marks last about 1 to 2 years and then need to be renewed.
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Re: Best way to mark lines

Just use a black sharpie. Mark a band about an inch long on the halyard.
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I am looking for a method to mark the mail halyard for when it gets to the reefing points, sort of like how you mark the chain at specific lengths. What ever I use has to be flexible but visible. Do I just paint a band and if so what sort of paint or will a NICO type pen work.

Any suggestions?
I whip ours in a contrasting colour:
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Thanks. That was what I thought. I will start with a pen the when I am happy with where. It is I will do a binding
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Re: Best way to mark lines

Felt pens are fine but they tend to disappear where UV gets them. Sewn whipping of colour polyester thread seems to last fine and goes thru blocks / cleats fine too.

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