Boating Business | European boost for anti-chafe pads

EUROPEAN BOOST FOR ANTI-CHAFE PADS

HOMENEWSINDUSTRY NEWSEUROPEAN BOOST FOR ANTI-CHAFE PADS

08 Jun 2021

Email

Share

Facebook

LinkedIn

Twitter

Print

Wear And Tear Pads provide super-durable gelcoat protection against chafe caused by sheets and furling lines. Photo: Wear And Tear Pads

INDUSTRY DATABASE

Previous

WEAR AND TEAR PADS

FORCE 4

OSCULATI SPA / TG MARINE

WEAR AND TEAR PADS

FORCE 4

Next1

2

3

Innovative pads that eliminates rope chafe damage to cockpit sides and cabin tops have become more widely available in Europe.

Marine equipment distributor Osculati s.r.l, has been appointed as stockist/distributor for Wear And Tear Pads in Europe.

“These simple self – adhesive stainless steel ‘pads’ protect gel coat surfaces from rope and line chafe and over 16,000 have now been sold around the world,” said Andrew Grogono, inventor of the pads.

Pointing out that chafed gelcoat affects sale value, he added: “The pads are guaranteed to never wear out and now utilise the world’s leading ‘3 M’ VHB adhesive system which assures the best possible bond to the gel coat surface.”

Easy to fit

Ex aerospace engineer Andrew runs the Wear And Tear Pads business with his wife on their premises near Bristol, where all production is carried out.

Launched in 2009, the pads were the first product of their type on the market and are particularly suitable for sheets and furling lines.

They are supplied ready to fit immediately, with no screws or fixing necessary, unlike normal ‘rubbing strakes’.

In addition to Osculati in Europe, the pads are stocked by distributors globally including Force 4 in the UK, Compass 24 in Germany, Marine Outfitters in Canada and Sailboat Owners in the US.

via Boating Business | European boost for anti-chafe pads.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


two × = 14

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>