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Old 22 June 2007, 15:51   #11
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As regards the fenders if you can get a large sheet of polypropylene you can make you own - put a curve into it using a gas fire or hot air gun. Polyprop is incredibly hard wearing. You can cut them to shape using an electric saw - just sand off and round the edges.

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Where's a good place to buy that stuff from.

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Old 22 June 2007, 15:55   #12
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Exactly what I found, lots of piers not to many pontoons here so for that reason they they get 2/10 from me.

Better with a couple of large cylindrical jobs,they have a tendency to semi float if you hang them right, almost shoving the rib off the whatever.





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I have Flat fenders from the Rib shop and they are very good.
The only downside is if you are trying to tie up where the surface of the wall, etc is uneven they do not give you any clearance, so th etubes may touch the wall in other places. Apart from that
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Old 22 June 2007, 16:15   #13
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It's kind of frustrating needing fenders on a boat with a giant fender. But if you want to keep your pride and joy looking great, there's no choice.

I really like the flat fenders especially for tying up alongside a rough harbour wall. Sometimes, if I'm alongside a floating marina dock with some rough bits, I'll tie the fender on the dock itself.

Any ideas for how to stop people tying alongside and chafing tubes?
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Old 22 June 2007, 16:54   #14
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It's kind of frustrating needing fenders on a boat with a giant fender.
That's one of the reasons I love my Mil-spec Searider, the rub strakes cover the entire side of the tubes. Fenders? We don't need no stinkin' fenders!
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Old 22 June 2007, 18:09   #15
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Codders,

Where's a good place to buy that stuff from.

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You will have to go to an industrial plastics supplier I suppose - yellow pages or Google should do the trick. It comes in 8x4 sheets - we used to use the 3mm thicK stuff I think.

Don't know how much it is now - haven't got around to using them on my RIB yet but we used to buy loads years ago. Nothing will stick to it and it is amazingly tough - flexible as well so doesn't crack.
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<edit> Ignore me, I got polyprop mixed up with polycarb.
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I tried to get some polyrpop but was told it was not UV stable and would breakdown
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I tried to get some polyrpop but was told it was not UV stable and would breakdown
Well it is used in garden furniture - car bumpers - rope and millions of other things so I don't think it should be too much of a problem!!!
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Old 27 January 2008, 11:22   #19
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I am going to try these kneepad inserts only cost £3.98 a pair
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Failing that I also got some 'Contractors Kneepards' which I reckon will provide good protection 2 cms of sponge padding on the back of plastic shell
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