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Old 23 September 2012, 16:36   #11
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Brilliant flat fenders, my only issue was i went to the boat show on satuday and i found that the ones for sale seamed vey flimsy, our yours made from foam?
Yes they might seem to be flimsy as they are not rigid - however they are made from a very dense tough foam - mine have been "well" used and have no damage - throughly recommended

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How do you find your redbay?? made in irland aint they, they were displaying at the boat show.

Yes they are made in Co Antrim - this is my second Redbay and I certainly wouldn't have anything else -except my SR4 that is

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Thanks - especially with what is luring under the console cover
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Old 24 September 2012, 00:04   #12
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Brilliant flat fenders, my only issue was i went to the boat show on satuday and i found that the ones for sale seamed vey flimsy, our yours made from foam?
Mine are foam ... seem to remember they came from Ribshop on here (?). Had a couple of occasions when the rope has pulled through the eye of the fender, other than that they've done a good job. They do look flimsy at first glance but they've held up well and five years old now.
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Old 24 September 2012, 03:27   #13
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Ive got some flat ones I was going to use but I discovered they float so it would let them flop about (particularly at the stern) and not neccessarily stay in the right place if the boat moved off a little bit
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Old 24 September 2012, 11:07   #14
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They had some rubber mats at Costco last time I went that would do the job I have some in my anchor locker and in the bottom of the pod seat bases
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Old 24 September 2012, 12:35   #15
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I bought a couple of flat ones for this season, first time out the movement of the boat against a pier tore one of the eyes out within half an hour so thats it binned

Also, being flat, they don't space the boat away from whatever your lying against. So anything other than a straight, even surface and they wont work (unless your cover the entire length of the boat with them)

Thumbs down from me anyway
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Old 07 October 2012, 18:12   #16
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Brilliant flat fenders, my only issue was i went to the boat show on satuday and i found that the ones for sale seamed vey flimsy, our yours made from foam?
Hi Robert, you are right, flimsy and the lines tear through. The new lightweight rigid fender fits on the outside when mooring and reverse stores inboard when on the go to protect from gear and crew. Google search Curved Rigid RIB Fender (or see SR Yachting / Zodiac / Ribeye etc). Regards, Stu
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Hi Robert, you are right, flimsy and the lines tear through. The new lightweight rigid fender fits on the outside when mooring and reverse stores inboard when on the go to protect from gear and crew. Google search Curved Rigid RIB Fender (or see SR Yachting / Zodiac / Ribeye etc). Regards, Stu
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Has anybody tried the thin rubber fenders they have on canal boats? The rubber seems very hard wearing.

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Hi, I decided on the Multifender from Majoni. They are heavy so they dont flap around, or float on the water when hanging over the tubes. They wrap around the tubes no matter diameter. I use these at the rear of the boat where the tubes are close to water and the fender is ok for being only 8 cm deep. Very sturdy construction and material.

Tried foam versions earlier - gave up.

Then a thick std fender mid ship since it need to be able to fit between the hull and/or tubes to work.

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