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Old 03 January 2008, 07:32   #1
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Inflatable fenders

Has anyone on here tried these inflable fenders?

http://www.boatworld.co.uk/site1/pro...pid=998&lv=333

They seem like a good idea at a good price ...Just wondered about quality etc.

Thanks in advance for any comments.
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Old 03 January 2008, 08:05   #2
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Sorry not got any info on them but if you are looking to save space there is a company that make flat fenders for tubes and they looked good.
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Old 03 January 2008, 10:19   #3
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Cheap

Compared to hypalon equivalent from likes of RibCraft, they seem VERY cheap. Although I have heard that RibCraft and others are rip off merchants, it makes you wonder if they will last more than 5 minutes. I too would like to know what they're made of, warranty etc etc
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Old 03 January 2008, 11:54   #4
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I have either used this or something identical, the nylon cover makes them very slippery when wet, if you try and grab them they slip out of your hands, they're very light which is great until your in a wind or breeze, they then blow all over the place and it doesnt take only a couple of seconds to inflate, more like a good minute to get it up to the pressure required. Although having said this they are very good for space, maybe on something limited like a Phantom EVO or a small RIB where you do not have much locker room.
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Old 04 January 2008, 04:47   #5
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at that price dont be so tight buy one and try it .i dont think it is fair that you say ribcraft and others are a ripoff when it comes to making inflatable fenders out of hypalon ,having made them myself i can tell you they are a very labour intensive item to make and hence very expensive to sell
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Old 04 January 2008, 09:17   #6
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Paul has made a good point, they are so cheap that try it see what you think, you may find it practical for what you need for the price of a couple of pints.
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