Originally Posted by Merrie Thames
over the non-slip ground glass coated plates
Yep, I got a Mid 70s 470 with that stuff for the crew to stand on when trapezing - I nearly lost it off a road trailer just after I bought it when the non slip stuff chewed through the ratchet strap - after it had chomped through the carpet tile pad that was supposed to be protecting it! The really scary thing is it took all of about 45 miles to do so!
Suffice to say the lashing arrangement was modified following that incident.
It's the most "stuck" to a gunwale feeling I've ever felt on a trapeze, but it does no end of damage to the @rse of the harness.....
Moral of the story - Non slip is evil to anything exept someone who doesn't want to slip!