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Andrew Grogono

Andrew Grogono

Andrew Grogono, a Chartered Engineer and life-long sailor, used his engineering experience to design this simple solution to damage to gelcoat surfaces caused by chafe from lines and ropes. Called ‘WearAndTearPads’, they are comprised of ultra-thin marine-grade stainless steel sheets with a high spec self-adhesive backing. They have been in use on Andrew’s own Beneteau for several years and have been well reviewed in yachting magazines worldwide. Unlike other anti-chafe products made of carbon fibre, Kevlar, PTFE,Pur Clear etc. our stainless steel pads are guaranteed to never wear through.

Global sales have been achieved with many encouraging comments – see the Testimonials page.

We are the leading company in the manufacture and distribution of anti chafe pads for yachts – with over 10,000 having been sold so far – the original and the best. Accept no imitations!

For Product Information click on WEARANDTEAR PADS above.

 Now 2 pads in each pack for the same price until Aug 31 2018

The Original WearAndTearPads Anti Chafe Gel Coat Protection

 New testimonials just received….from satisfied customers.

“These are my second set. I initially bought some a few years ago. It’s a great idea and definitely saves a lot of wear and tear on my boat.”

“I tried Kevlar pads but they are worthless. Fell off after a few days. Too much friction. Since I sail a lot, currently circumnavigating, I need stuff that works. Your stainless steel pads are perfect. Thanks for making them.”


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