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Hello all- I recently finished up a Midwest Lobster Boat before X-mas. Then the temp was very cold and dry. The last few days the temp has gone up about 30 degrees and my boat has stayed in the same room. But, now the rigging seems to have expanded and is all hanging lower and no longer tight. The knots are ok but the string seemed to have changed.

 

I used bees wax and thought it would be ok. Is this a common temperature change issue? Good thing it is easy to fix but I would to work on larger ship and have all this rigging slack overnight.

 

I know this subject isn't new but this literally happened over the course of three days.

 

Thanks!

Casey

 

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Just thinking out loud here but perhaps there has been an increase in humidity and the rigging has got damp? If so, maybe very gentle drying with a hair dryer might help.

I thought waxing the lines would prevent this... or no?  :huh:

There aren't but two options: do it FAST, or do it RIGHT.

 

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Thanks guys. I have no clue what happened. Can I run a thin coating of polyurethane of the lines? It's very frustrating that it happened so fast!

Casey

 

"I drank what?" - Socrates

 

Current Builds:  

                                  

Finished Builds: 

 

Future Builds:        

  • Mamoli Golden Hind
  • Mamoli Black Prince
  • AL Swift
     

 

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