West Marine 1/4" Polyester Shock Cord, Sold by the Foot. Create custom systems to secure gear or retract running rigging. Shock cord can be used a wide range of applications on a sailboat or power boat. Ideal for securing stowed gear and equipment, or preventing stowed hatch boards from rattling, holding lockers or doors open, running rigging systems, hiking straps and much more. West marine shock cord features an elastic core with a long life UV resistant and highly abrasion resistant polyester cover. Use this bulk cord with hooks, hogrings and other accessories to create custom tie downs, retracting systems, etc. Your imagination is the only limiting factor. Shock cord works best when pre-stretched between 30%—80% of its length; the more pre-stretch built into your system the greater the pull the shock cord will have. When using hogrings, consider using heat shrink from our electrical department to cover the sharp ends of the rings and add a finished look to the installation. Eliminate the annoying hatch board rattle or hold open lockers for ventilation by building a custom system with bulk shock cord from New England Ropes. Key Features Strong elastic cord for a wide range of applications High UV resistant polyester cover Highly abrasion resistant Ideal for creating custom systems to secure gear and equipment, hold open doors and lockers, running rigging systems and much more. Sold by the foot
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