Feb 7, 2017

Pad In UseSimple ideas are often the best!

Whether it’s dock lines on either a power or sailboat or running rigging, wearing grooves in the gelocoat is never very attractive nor good for the deck.

Andrew Grogono has devised a solution and explains how it evolved:

Having sailed most of my life, I have always appreciated simple solutions to practical problems. Keeping the appearance of our yachts in good condition is fundamental to maintaining their asset value and, for this reason, I designed a new product to protect Cockpit and Cabin sides from rope chafe damage.

Called the ‘WearAndTear Pad’, it consists of an ultra thin sheet of marine grade stainless steel, held securely in place with a high specification self-adhesive backing. Following two years of successful trials on my Beneteau First 375, where the Genoa furling line had been causing serious wear to the edge of the cockpit, the product is now available through our stockists or directly from our website:
Rope Chafe

‘WearAndTearPads’ are quick and easy to install. Simply ensure the application area is grease free and dry, peel off the adhesive backing sheet, and press firmly into position. Should you need to remove the pad for any reason, just heat it with very hot water and peel off.

Sized at 150mm x 50 mm (6” x 2”) and 225mm x 50 mm (9” x 2”) these laser cut ‘pads’ are supplied ready to fit and are easy to apply.


These pads can be ordered online from the UK or are available in Canada from:
Pride Marine Group, Kingston, ON


“The Store” Mason’s Chandlery Ltd., Mississauga, ON