Mailport: December 2012
Based on Practical Sailorís July 2011 article on chafing gear, I switched to the Fjord Chafe-Pro #05-98Y-14 (www.chafepro.com). It worked well for my Cape Dory Typhoon, which is secured to a 200-pound mooring off New Haven, Conn. However, the chafing gear needs to be secured to the mooring pennant with nylon ties. One day, when it was not secured to the mooring pennant, I went out for a sail, and when I returned, the gear had floated away.
I had purchased a pair of lines, and since I secured the chafe gear, there have been no further problems. Thanks for the informative article.
Cape Dory Typhoon
New Haven, Conn.
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