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jviewing

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Black elastic rigging cord
« on: March 19, 2008, 11:40:46 AM »

Hi, does anyone know where I can source some 0.5mm black elastic rigging cord?

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Re: Black elastic rigging cord
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2008, 12:55:13 PM »

Also the HobbyCraft shops, they sell it for making elasticated bangles/necklaces etc. 

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Re: Black elastic rigging cord
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2008, 01:01:58 PM »

Hi dicky,
         I just started another thread about my problems with droopy rigging then I saw this post. I've not heard of this stuff for rigging, what's it like? and does it stay taught?
   Thanks
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Re: Black elastic rigging cord
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2008, 03:56:02 PM »

its called shearing elastic, , if you get the more manmade stuff ( less elastic in it- but stronger) you can run a naked flame along the cord with a cigarette lighter or candle flame and it shrinks/ tightens up
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Re: Black elastic rigging cord
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2008, 04:17:27 PM »

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I've always heard it referred to as shirring elastic. I have used it in the past and it lasted quite well. See: http://www.sewessential.co.uk/Category.asp?CategoryID=457&NumPerPage=5&Page=1
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jviewing

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Re: Black elastic rigging cord
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2008, 05:32:27 PM »

Hi, Thanks for all your help

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Re: Black elastic rigging cord
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2008, 10:25:04 PM »

Shearing elastic can be bought at most haberdasherie,s.
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Re: Black elastic rigging cord
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2008, 09:34:14 AM »

I use a product called Stretch Magic. Its described as a plastic elastic. and available in 0.5, 0.7 and 1.0mm in either black or clear. It doesnt have a fabric outer sheath so wont fray. Available from http://www.mailorder-beads.co.uk/beadstringingthreads.html.

I've used it on the fwd handrails of my mini Trent lifeboat.

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