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Old 08 May 2010, 13:56   #1
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Fenders.

Do many of you use fenders on your ribs, and would 2 or 3 be sufficient on a 4.7 rib.

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Yup! We use 3 on our 9 meter so reckon you should be good with 2.

Always worth having some spare tho.
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Do many of you use fenders on your ribs, and would 2 or 3 be sufficient on a 4.7 rib.

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Hi Steve, my RIB is white but the only time I need a couple of fenders is when I use the boat on the river Ouse at York (ditch crawling) where you will find lots of green/black gunge and puncture friendly bits and bobs sticking out of anything you want to tie up to but if you are in the salty stuff I wouldnt bother as the rubbing strake on the tubes will take lots of hammer mate.
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Thanks Zippy, I will invest in 3 will have one as a spare.
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Hi Bam Bam, I suppose the best option is to just keep a couple handy stored under the seats for as and when required.
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I have just bought 4 from eBay. Lucky they had the right colour and much cheaper than chandlers.

It was a shop so worth a look still
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Thanks Zippy, I will have a look.
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I use a pair of these on my 18' RIB. Work well (though they don't last as long as the regular inflatable tube type); less of a propensity to roll out from between the tube and what you're trying to protect it from.

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