Sheet tube - plastic

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  • Sheet tube - plastic

  • Choose from:

  • 1 mm internal Ø (2 mm OD) x 1000 mm long. PTFE, flexible.

  • 1 mm internal Ø (2 mm OD) x 500 mm long. White, stiff.

  • 1 mm internal Ø (2 mm OD) x 100 mm long. White, stiff.

  • 2 mm internal Ø (3 mm OD) x 1000 mm long. White, stiff.

  • 2 mm internal Ø (3 mm OD) x 100 mm long. White, stiff.

  • EXIT piece to form a neat termination at the deck.

Product code. 060-TUBE

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Sheet tube - plastic

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Sheet tube - plastic

Choose from:

1 mm internal Ø (2 mm OD) x 1000 mm long. PTFE, flexible.

1 mm internal Ø (2 mm OD) x 500 mm long. White, stiff.

2 mm internal Ø (3 mm OD) x 1000 mm long. White, stiff.

The small flexible PTFE tube is used to form an exit for any control line or wire through the deck where it is necessary to pass a complex route. Suitable for Dyneema lines up to 75 kg breaking strain, D75 or wires up to 0.8 mm Ø. Use the special EXIT piece and an offcut of the larger tube to make an alternative to the 60S fitting.

The small white stiff tube is used to form an exit for the main sheet line through the deck. Suitable for Dyneema lines up to 75 kg breaking strain, D75. The aft end is normally at the transom with the forward end just ahead of the winch. Use the special EXIT piece and an offcut of the larger tube to make an alternative to the 60S fitting.

The large white stiff tube tube is used in either of two ways:

1 Use it to form a watertight trunking in which a length of elastic (E120 or E150) can run to tension the main winch line. The aft end is normally placed midships, far enough forward to give the required sheet travel length between the exit of the sheet through the deck at the stern and the connections between the main sheet line, the tensioning elastic, headsail and mainsail sheets. The forward end is normally placed in the bow. The elastic line is terminated at the forward end by passing it through a small ball (ref. 088-050) and knotting it. Replacement of the elastic is eased by using a length of single strand rigging wire with one end bent to form an eye/hook that is small enough to pass through the tube.

2 Use a short length with the special EXIT piece to run a line through the deck, for example, as an alternative to the 60S fitting. Line the larger tube with the smaller tube to reduce the diameter as much as possible to reduce water ingress.

Bond the tube in place under the deck using epoxy glue or use the exit piece with the 2 mm tube to give a neat exit without having to bond the tube with epoxy resin to the underside of the deck.

Diagram showing use of the tubes - here.

060-TUBE-PTFE, 060-TUBE-010, 060-TUBE-020, 060-010, 060-020.

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