How to Protect Your Hull with ScuffGuard®
One of the main concerns in any marine setting is protecting the hull. The hull of any vessel is easily the most vulnerable element. Exposure to the sun and marine water continuously encounter and eventually erode its relatively soft surface. Since this is the case, it is important to take caution and protect the hull as best as you can. Luckily, there is a product that is perfect for this, and that product is ScuffGuard®.
There are a variety of elements that can contribute to marine abrasions. Not only from the outdoor elements, but also from contact with the dock. When a vessel is docked, it’s natural for there to be some interaction between the vessel and the dock itself. As this is the case, it proves that some type of product is necessary to combat this problem.
So what exactly is ScuffGuard®, and what are the benefits of using it? ScuffGuard® is a protective sleeve that can be placed on your lines to prevent chafe abrasion on the hull of the vessel. ScuffGuard® has been designed to fit lines 3/8” – ¾” dia. (9 – 19mm), and is manufactured using a soft-loop acrylic blend, closed-cell cushioning and hook-and-loop fastening. ScuffGuard® is ideal for protecting gel coat surfaces from fender line abrasion.
ScuffGuard® is part of the product line from Chafe-Pro®. Chafe-Pro® offers a full product line to prevent chafe abrasion to your vessel at a cost-effective price point for any boating situation. From recreational yachts to commercial marine settings, Chafe-Pro® has thought of an economical solution for it all. This product line was created by a former US Navy signalman and master mariner in the Merchant Marine. Chafe-Pro® holds 17 patents and trademarks for its products.
Now that you know what the product is, and the knowledge and expertise behind it, let’s discuss the biggest benefits of using ScuffGuard®. Firstly, ScuffGuard® is abrasion-resistant. Also, it is an extremely cost-effective way to protect your investment. You want to avoid having to re-coat the vessel because of excess wear and tear as much as possible. Having to redo the gel coat on your hull can get quite pricey, and ScuffGuard® works to extend the life of the gel coat by eliminating chafe abrasion and in turn, saving you money.
ScuffGuard® is also extremely robust. The patented design of the product stands up to interaction with both the vessel and the dock, and far outperforms any other similar products on the market.
In addition to preventing chafe-abrasion, being cost-effective, and durable, ScuffGuard® also offers some additional benefits. Not only is ScuffGuard® effective, but it is lightweight and easy to install. By using ScuffGuard you can protect your overall investment at a minimal cost. Additionally, ScuffGuard® will improve the overall appearance and essence of your boat, ensuring that it always looks its best.