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Old 01 July 2016, 02:47   #11
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I used 2 x inflatable seats from a dinghy for my 9.0m

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Old 02 July 2016, 16:16   #12
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thanks all.

I might wait for boatshow, as not convinced by the flat ones. Its possible they dont sell what I want

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Old 05 July 2016, 07:02   #13
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Originally Posted by gtflash View Post
thanks all.

I might wait for boatshow, as not convinced by the flat ones. Its possible they dont sell what I want
Is what you want a good idea, if so, why not design it yourself, get a mock up, try and sell some.

If its a good idea, it could enhance your bank balance
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Old 08 July 2016, 15:38   #14
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Funny this thread should come up, I was just thinking of how to protect the sides of a RIB while at dock.

Truthfully, I'm hard pressed to see the need for a legitimate "fender". The tubes already provide shock absorption, what seems more necessary is a way to protect the tube fabric from rubbing the dock and suffering damage/abrasions.

My idea is a long piece of PVC or vinyl that goes over the tubes on the side of the boat you're docking with. What I don't have nailed down quite yet is how to make a quick detach mounting system for it. Though, the Airhead Roll Up Fender might have already filled that niche now that I look at it.
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Old 10 July 2016, 06:31   #15
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i have a couple of the compass Marine flat rib fenders - the fit nicely into a pod for storage and clip onto the lifeline D-rings with snap-shackles. Easily adjustable with the line through the 2 leads on the fenders. Simples and space efficient

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