This kit has been developed by PROtect tapes and optimized by Laser® sailors and contains a large selection of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene tapes with an aggressive acrylic adhesive.
The result is a very tough material, whit the highest impact strength of any thermoplastic presently made.
It is extremly low coefficient of friction, is self-lubricating and highly rsistant to abrasion (15 times more resistant to abrasion than cerbon steel) and offers an efficient solution to many wearing and tearing problems.
The box contains
- 2 disks, ø65mm for the mast step
- 2 stripes, 50mm wide for the mast step and mast deck
- 1 stripe, 17mm x 2m for snug fit of the top mast section
- 1 stripe, 30mm x 2m for snug fit of the top mast section
- 1 stripe, 34mm x 150mm for the deck abrasion from the tiller
- 1 stripe, 150mm x 300mm for the outhaul
- 5 squares, 30mm x 30mm for the centre board
It is the ideal kit against severe damage to your Laser® and very easy to apply because it is alredy die cut in the right sizes and shapes.
All tapes are fully complient with the ILCA Class Rules.
- dragging lines over the deck
- mooring ropes
- mast and spreaders
- under the boom to protect it from spinnaker/gennaker sheet
- pads on the deck for blocks and hardware
"Let me start off by saying I wish we’d started using PROtect tapes sooner! PROtect tapes have been used extensively by Ran to eliminate chafe and degradation on our sails, running rigging and other equipment during the course of our hectic season. Various grades have been used with great success to reduce friction, resist chafe and preserve our equipment: under the boom, down the headfoil, leading edges of spreaders, under running blocks.” [Chris Hosking, Ran]
“We used PROtect tapes on Il mostro rigs and they always performed exceptionally well. It’s great to work with a company that will develop products to suit your needs. Thanks PROtect” [Kean Read, Puma]
“We have used PROtect tapes in the 2010 AC Defender Alinghi 5. These tapes have done a great job in reducing the wearing of shrouds and runners against the mast due to mast rotation. We also used them on the halyards lock strops subject to extreme abuse and the tapes made them last longer. We used PROtect tapes in several areas of chafe around the deck, rig and on some ropes. This was a challenging project and PROtect tapes have helped us going through it without gear failure” [João Cabeçadas, Alinghi, February 2010]
“We have started to use PROtect tapes on board of TP52 Quantum Racing in 2009 to reduce wear on composite standing rigging and spreader tips with excellent results. Having seen the benefits, we have applied tapes in many other areas where friction with ropes would have created wear and possible failure of our equipment. The additional abuse during jibes of the asymmetrical gennaker created by the introduction of the bowsprit has been minimized by applying the tape we have developed together. It’s great to work with a company that develop products to suit your needs. [Terry Hutchinson, Quantum Racing TP52]