Nathan Lomas finds a low cost way to stop his boat's halyards rubbing on the coachroof

On my 32ft yacht, the halyards run across the coachroof, leaving horrible dirty marks. To solve this problem I bought some 1in-diameter PVC tubing from B&Q and cut it into roughly 25cm lengths. I then pushed the resultant pipes in between the deck and halyards: by lifting the halyards they stop dirt and water getting underneath them. In total I made four ‘halyard lifters’ with 1m of tubing (costing about £2 per metre).
Nathan Lomas

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