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49er PROtect Tapes Kit by Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen

by Melissa Yeomans on 18 May 2012
49er Melissa Yeomans
PROtect tapes launches the 49er kit designed and optimized by the Australian champions Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen on the winning day of the fourth 49er world title in Zadar (Croatia).

The kit contains twenty eight different pieces already die cut, easy to apply just removing the liner and one roll of tapes to improve the performance and reliability of the skiff designed by Julian Bethwaite.

The list of the items is extremely long and each polymer and adhesive has been selected between the best possible options in order to fix chafing, friction, abrasion making the kit unique. Research and Innovation team at PROtect tapes and Nathan and Iain spent the whole winter testing different solutions and shapes assembling the kit personally tested.

Just few examples: PTFE tapes to be applied inside the throat to make easier to hoist and drop the kite or to minimize the friction inside the pole launcher. UHMWPE to eliminate the gap on rudder stock or avoid friction/abrasion of the pole on deck.


PROtect tapes is widely used by Olympic sailor of 470, Star, Laser, 49er and is the choice of many national Olympic teams.

For more information, click here or call 02 9905 9400

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