Mailport: July 2012
Chafe Gear Feedback
In reference to the reader letter on chafe protection that was published in the June 2012 Mailport: This is one reason the boat yard we use (Burr Brothers Boats) offers stainless-steel pendants in addition to the generous-sized regular pendants during hurricane season. During Hurricane Irene in 2011, Burr Brothers lost no boats, where other mooring fields did have boats break free.
After the hurricane, we noticed some varnish wore through under the chock on the side of our boat with the nylon pendant (and made a minor cut in the pendant), but there was no damage on the side with the stainless pendant (it’s very stiff and stands out from the chock). Great service from the boat yard!
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