Posted on 01 October 2010
Written by Dieter Loibner
The reusable Chadd Padd is a multipurpose mat that catches and contains fuel before it becomes a problem to boat and environment.
Measuring 10 inches by 10 inches, the waterproof Chadd Padd is anti-static-treated and can hold up to 4.5 ounces of petroleum products. Made of the same material as other spill prevention, control and countermeasure products, the pad saves owners fines and the hassle of cleanup. With a perforated, partial hole design, it accommodates most filler ports for refueling or adding oil, according to the manufacturer. The pad can also be employed as a drip mat in the bilge before pumpout or when working with hydraulic fluid. It's disposable, in accordance with applicable regulations. A six-pack retails for $9.95, while a roll of 36 pads is $34.95. Chadd Padd, Daytona Beach, Fla. Phone (888) 393-8358. www.chaddpadd.com