There’s more than a little irony in the need to keep a fiberglass boat away from water. The reason revolves around chemistry and the fact that water is the universal solvent. Given enough time, H20 will dissolve granite. Fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) is a much easier target, partially because it relies on filaments of glass […]
Being a team of diehard do-it-yourselfers, we decided to try our own hand at devising a workable solution to defeating line chafe. After fiddling with canvas, old fire hose, and even messing around with some Kevlar, we settled on leather—an old riggers standby.