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Old 16 August 2012, 09:59   #1
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Flexible Rib Fender

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I'm looking for a flexible rib fender. Rib based in south east of Ireland on a swing mooring.
Tried link in and old post, phoned shop,but they informed me they no longer stocked product.

Can I improvise?

Any suggestions much appreciated
Bill
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Old 16 August 2012, 10:06   #2
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"flexible rib fender" ? Dp you mean a fender (Flat sheet, or normal fender), or rubbing strake, attached to boat. or something i've missed
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Old 16 August 2012, 10:21   #3
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Hi Starovich Its a curved Flat fender that's hung over the side of the sponson tube.
I attach link below to the plastimo cataloge

They only wholesale and haven't come back to me.

Plastimo - Catalog on Line - Fenders for RIBs;Colour:White;Size:L;Dimensions:350 x 800 mm
I don’t know if they are any good. I’ ve never seen one on a rib in Ireland
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Old 16 August 2012, 10:33   #4
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Go to a plastics shop and get them to form a piece of 1/8" HDPE for you. Drill a couple of holes and you're there.

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Old 16 August 2012, 10:40   #5
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You can order them online from Force4 from £27.95 upwards depending on size and colour.
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Old 16 August 2012, 12:10   #6
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One Type

i know the ones you mean (i Have one) and got it from the above but cant see it on the website now.
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Old 16 August 2012, 12:54   #7
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Try

http://www.compassmarine.co.uk/

They still have them advertised on their website.

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It's in the Force 4 catalogue O.K., as i was thinking of these myself.
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Old 16 August 2012, 16:19   #9
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Hi Starovich Its a curved Flat fender that's hung over the side of the sponson tube.
I attach link below to the plastimo cataloge

They only wholesale and haven't come back to me.

Plastimo - Catalog on Line - Fenders for RIBs;Colour:White;Size:L;Dimensions:350 x 800 mm
I donít know if they are any good. Ií ve never seen one on a rib in Ireland
I had a couple for a few years . Good alongside pontoons etc , but worked up when alongside other boats ..

Still well worth it I felt
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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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Old 17 August 2012, 02:52   #11
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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 doesnít 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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