Mailport October 2012 Issue

Mailport: October 2012

Chafe Protection

In regards to your article on chafe gear in the July 2011 issue: I really like the idea of fashioning leather chafe guards, and I will make some when I am settled into an anchorage. In the meantime, I have installed a product called Trach Mate Spiroll onto my lines. It is easy to install as it comes in the form of a rolled length of material that wraps around the line. So far, it hasn’t shown any signs of wear nor slid along the line from where I put it. I would love to hear from anyone who has used this product for a longish period of time as to how it has held up.

Frances Stateler

San Francisco, Calif.

We’ll add Spiroll to our test roster, but be sure to check out page 16 for the results of Round 2 of our chafe gear tests.

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