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Old 25-10-2009, 21:29   #1
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Cutting Board?

Put my 300 feet of 3/8" G4 chain in my boat today and found that it hangs up now and then on my lower Bob stay attachment (backing plate and nuts).
Looks like it WILL work and fit but I'm going to have to do some tweaking so it works reliably/consistently EVERY TIME.
I'm thinking of lining the chain locker (sloped portion at least) with a cutting board type material (NATURAL Plate HDPE) or with (NATURAL Sheet UHMW).

Has anyone done this before?
Did it help the chain slide further down more easily?
Are either of these materials glueable?
Which of the two materials is more flexible?
What thickness would you suggest using?

Any insights would be terrific.

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Old 25-10-2009, 22:57   #2
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I had a similar problem after I installed my new bow roller with a long bow “bumper” and all its bolts.
I installed shoot from a piece of 10in dia. PVC pipe that I split in half (jigsaw) then I used a heat gun to shape/flatten and bend down the lower end so the chain wouldn’t snag....I'm still on the dock so have only tried it once but it worked.
Its about 3/8" thick and I recon that’s enough to last a very long time.
I've looked at those cutting boards....nice stuff....not sure what would bond to it.
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