Mailport December 2012 Issue

Mailport: December 2012

Securing Chafe-Pro

Based on Practical Sailorís July 2011 article on chafing gear, I switched to the Fjord Chafe-Pro #05-98Y-14 ( 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.

Frank Hall

Cape Dory Typhoon

New Haven, Conn.

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We will be testing PosiGrip for wood and fiberglass in an upcoming issue. In the meantime, you can reach PosiGrip's distributor at 800/590-3942. ~ Practical Sailor

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