Home / Contact


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 more recent products arriving on the market made of carbon fibre, Kevlar,PTFE and PUR ‘Clear’,  WearAndTearPads have never needed replacing due to the ropes and lines sliding on the polished stainless steel surface.

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 9000 having been sold so far – the original and the best. Accept no imitations!

For Product Information click on WEARANDTEAR PADS above.

New Season Offer until 31 March 2016. Now 2 pads in each pack for the same price

The Original WearAndTearPads Anti Chafe Gel Coat Protection



If you would like to place an order, please click on the appropriate yellow 'tab' above. Alternatively if you would like to act as a distributor or have any comments or queries, please use the form below.

* indicates required field