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Old 26 November 2004, 04:26   #1
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Attaching fenders!?

Some people might say that a RIB is just one big fender so why bother.

But I do........my only problem is that I haven't found a satisfactory way of attaching them to the rib!?

I've tried snap-clips to the hand line on each side, but if the rope is a bit baggy (as per a new rib) then more often than not it just floats in the water and doesn't actually do it's job.

Anybody got any good ideas.....apart from lashing huge amounts of rope around seats, a frame and console!!?!?!
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I know you asked about attaching fenders but alternatively you could try a different type of fender - the flat type. Have a look here. We haven't used them ourselves but have heard that they are good!

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Why dont you attach them to the rings on the sponsons, instead of the rope.
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Show us a picture.........

...........of your rib, this will help. I have a number of different fender clips/tie-ons specifically for fenders. A pic will help me see if they will work on yours.
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I know you asked about attaching fenders but alternatively you could try a different type of fender - the flat type. Have a look here. We haven't used them ourselves but have heard that they are good!

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Look much better suited for a RIB but very expensive for what they are - be easy enough to make them!!!
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Old 26 November 2004, 06:34   #6
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Hi All,

The rib fenders you suggested Louise look just the job but they are a bit pricey. Mind you having said that normal fenders ain't cheap either!

Simon - There are no rings on the sponsons they are just chunks of rubber that the rope fits through. We are talking about the same thing aren't we?

Anyway picture of ropey bits attached!
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OK this is just an idea that might help keep the fender to sit in the right place - I have no idea whether it would work in practice! How about attaching the fender with two ropes, tying one rope to the top of the grab line to the left of the rubber fitting and one rope to grab line the other side of the fitting. In other words, you would have a V of rope with the fender at the base of the V and the top of each V being the knot tying the rope to the grab line. Does that make sense? Worth a try? HTH
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OK this is just an idea that might help keep the fender to sit in the right place - I have no idea whether it would work in practice! How about attaching the fender with two ropes, tying one rope to the top of the grab line to the left of the rubber fitting and one rope to grab line the other side of the fitting. In other words, you would have a V of rope with the fender at the base of the V and the top of each V being the knot tying the rope to the grab line. Does that make sense? Worth a try? HTH

Now.....why didn't I think of that!!!!

Louise your an Angel! I can have two carabiner clips at each end of the rope wiv fender in the middle.......clippy/unclip job done!

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Hope it works!
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Or you can make things even simpler and just clip the rope on as shown. It works for me!! (The grey things are supposed to be clips!!)

Glad to see you're lookin after her, wouldn't want you getting any marks on those bright orange tubes now would we!!
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