Roger Garwood saves more than £50 with his DIY rigging screw covers

Rigging screw covers cost approximately £10 each, so for my Westerly Centaur I would have needed to spend around £60 to cover all six.

Instead, I used a 2m length of 32mm UPVC white waste pipe (cost 0.98p) bought from a local DIY centre. I also purchased two packets of white plastic caps from the same shop (cost £3.28).

With a hacksaw, I cut the waste pipe into six equal lengths and shaped one end of each length to fit over the deck U-bolts. I then drilled each cap and cut a slot in each one. The result: six rigging screw covers for a total cost of £4.26.


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