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Old 17 August 2012, 02:52   #11
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Originally Posted by martini View Post
The first time I used one against a stone pier, the rope and eyelet ripped straight out. I use normal sausage fenders now

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We stopped selling these once we took a look at one after a bit of use. They are pretty expensive for something that doesn’t last very long.

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Old 17 August 2012, 03:58   #12
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I've had mine for 11years. They're a nice accessory to have on board as they're easily stored and as such can be left on the boat. However, if used a lot by themselves I could see them wearing out quite quickly. I also use 'sausage' fenders but they're quite difficult to get in the right place and as such can roll up and leave tubes exposed.

As such, in the interests of overkill I use both. There's been a number of times where the tube fenders have rolled up but the tubes have remained protected by the flat fender.

Guess what I'm saying is that I sleep better at night by using both and not relying on just one type.


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Old 17 August 2012, 07:39   #13
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Thanks to everyone for input. I think Ill go for overkill and use both fender types
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Old 17 August 2012, 10:03   #14
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Try these:

Majoni MULTI FENDER - Only £21.99 - Piplers of Poole

They're very good!


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