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Old 16 August 2012, 10:59   #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, 11:06   #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, 11:21   #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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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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You can order them online from Force4 from £27.95 upwards depending on size and colour.
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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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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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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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