Protection from wear and tear
A simple product to prevent yacht gelcoat surfaces from rope and line chafe has gone global with a recent UK chandlery order pushing orders to over 10,000.
WearAndTearPads, designed by aerospace engineer, Andrew Grogono, seven years ago following his retirement from the industry, comprise of an ultra-thin sheet of marine grade stainless steel, backed with a high-tech aerospace adhesive ready for immediate fitting.
Applications vary widely, but they are especially suitable for gelcoat surfaces, for which they were originally designed.
Mr Grogono said that the original design of the pad spawned similar anti-chafe pads in composites and plastics.
“But sales of the original pads continue to increase nevertheless as the original design has proved to give the best results,” he said.
He added that the original application for the protection of the cockpit combing from chafe by the genoa furling line still outsells all other applications, such as gunwales with mooring and fender lines and cabin tops with sheets.
Mr Grogono is currently seeking additional distributors around the world. Contact: sales@WearAndTearPads.com
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