The Rubber Guard is a synthetic rubber gasket that separates the ProLink/FlatLink and the fairlead by a high durometer rubber material. The Rubber Guard feature was designed into the ProLink/FlatLink from the beginning.
8 Precision machined pockets in the back of the ProLink accept the barbs of the Rubber Guard. The unique ribbed design of the barbs allow for multiple installation and removal cycles without destroying the barbs.
Once installed, the Rubber Guard will not come loose and will protect both Hawse and Roller fairleads from scratching. Is it possible to over engineer a seemingly simple rubber part? We did - that's why it works.
Made of pure high durometer EPDM rubber
Scratch protection for alloy and roller fairleads
Secure fit with 8 barbed rubber tips
Why EPDM rubber and not polyurethane?
Poly products crack easily, plain and simple. EPDM is a synthetic rubber that has superior resistance to aging, cracking, UV, ozone and oxygen exposure. It is also extremely resilient and flexible.
Although the cost to manufacture products from EPDM material is considerably higher than urethane, at Factor 55 believe that the choice to use EPDM has resulted in a longer lasting and superior engineered product.
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