Mailport September 2011 Issue

Mailport: September 2011

Anti-chafe by Design

Your chafe gear article (July 2011) reminded me of something I noticed at a boat show years ago. On some boats, there were massive cleats and impressive fairleads built into the coamings, along with the appropriately impressive chafing gear. I also happened to notice the Hunter sailboats, and what caught my eye was that they had the bow and stern cleats mounted on surfaces that tilted outward. One boat had the stern lines crossed and tied off to the dock, and the lines didn’t touch the hull or railings anywhere! It was the same with the bow lines! Hunter had designed out chafe!

Gary H. Lucas
Via email

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