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Product of the Week: Chafe guards save lines from friction

'Chafe protection - all important'    .

Chafing is something the cruising sailor needs to be constantly aware of, particularly on the longer journey where it might be difficult to replace items chafed to their danger point.

Even when lines rub against dock hardware, their service life is significantly reduced. This can be remedied with all sorts of jury-rigged arrangements, but there's nothing like a purpose built chafe protector to bring sufficient efficiency to give you a good night's sleep - and look tidy and smart on your boat.


One example of this is the cost-effective yet secure and removable chafe guards from Davis Instruments prevent chafing and the resulting damage. Replacing dock lines can be expensive, but extending their life with affordable Chafe Guards is not.

The convenient guards can be used to prevent abrasion at cleats, cap rails and anchor rollers, or even where two lines cross. They are great for anchor lines and mooring pennants, where a broken line could lead to the loss of a boat. They also help protect a boat's finish if lines rub against the hull.

Chafe guard simple -  .. .  
Flexible, these Removable Guards can be installed anywhere along lines, fitting those from 10mm to 23mm. Measuring 40cm long, they're easy to reposition when dock lines stretch and protection is needed elsewhere.

Velcro hook fasteners on the inside of the guards grip the line securely without additional strings or ties. The outside cover is made of marine-grade nylon for years of use, and they are sold by the pair.

If your local marine store does not stock them, go to the manufacturer's website for more information.


by Des Ryan


  

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