Originally Posted by On the rode
I am thinking of buying
Davis vinyl turnbuckle covers. They are inexpensive and seem like they would do the trick, but I am concerned about the fact that stainless steel
needs air to avoid corrosion. Does anyone have any experience with them?
I don't really see the point of them, but my boat came with them, and I left them on. Then when a boat sailing too close suddenly had its autopilot
go ape$#!t, that boat suddenly turned 90 degrees to port. Its claw anchor
caught my starboard split backstay -- but ROLLED OFF because of the stay cover. I've left that one on, torn up, and left the others as well. They're like my lucky talismen. I guess the mast
would have come down otherwise.
I wasn't at the helm
at the time. From where I was sitting it looked to me like that anchor
was going to hit my friend at the helm
in the chest, but she could see it was going to miss her. The woman has nerves of steel.