Rack Foam

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kryngle
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Rack Foam

Post by kryngle » Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:05 pm

Hello All,

What type of foam is wrapped around the racks? The foam currently on my boat causes skin to break out in a rash ( i don't know if type or due to age ).

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Kryngle

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Re: Rack Foam

Post by rand » Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:24 pm

There are lots of different materials on racks. Mostly rubber, I used to use a hard neoprene that was sold as a kit for some Hobie Cats, not sure what mine currently is, (came as about ½ meter square sheets), softer and grippier than the hard neoprene.

Maybe you are allergic to Latex?
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Re: Rack Foam

Post by kryngle » Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:19 pm

Rand,

Thank you, I will see what I can find along those lines.

Latex -> potentially? I have never had an issue with the other forms ( e.g. gloves ), its just not myself getting the rash, other people whom have encountered it had the same issue.

Kryngle

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