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Old 23-12-2015, 05:57   #16
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I'd love to quote you on Taylor fenders.
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Re: Fenders

Blue Stocking, you might want to try Taylor's new Super Duty Yacht Fenders. They are very easy to deflate and inflate with a foot pump like you use for inflatable boats.
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Re: Fenders

i have a geenormous taylor made fender i used to use to keep birdee off docks and wharves-- it popped. is a taylor. somehow i need to get it frommexico to usa to replace. i want another. was awesome huge, for megayachts. not patricia damage-- was already popped by a ts 2 yrs ago.\
in the mean time, i still have taylor and polyfoam fenders, but the supply is thinning...tires work. and the popped one, as continue i use it to keep boat off docks--it folds nicely at the right place to continue its original function--
hell louise's helpful hint--- when you use tires for fenders, if you wish to not receive black markings on your hull, add the popped fenders between tire and boat. they still work, just in a different manner.

if using tires or popped fenders, please keep mosquito count down by emptying and treating th estanding water held within them. ditto poppped fenders. yes, skeeters breed inside em. i watched a gekko crawl out of mine, so i washed inside..only one lizzy, welcomed with open arms and returned to boat.
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I'd love to quote you on Taylor fenders.
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Old 23-12-2015, 18:56   #20
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Fenders

Depending on what size and color you're looking for, I've found the least expensive White Double Eye Taylor Made 8 1/2" x 26" Fenders on-line at Walmart or wholesalemarine.com for $52-$54.

We bought ours in store at Walmart in Port Clinton for $52 each.

West Marine is selling the 2 pack for $99 right now.

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Another + for the Taylor fenders, usually find the best deal is westmarine when they have them on sale (like now).

Like others I had a Big-B fender of unknown age leak due to cracking at the top. Shipped it back to them and within a week they sent me a brand new one. Now if only they would warranty lost fenders as the admril promptly lost the fender almost the next day.

If anyone finds a Big-B fender floating around San Diego harbor it's probably mine. Thanks!
Never had to buy one. I find them on the beach.
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eBay. Just put the pin trough the valve and inflate. Cheap


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Never had to buy one. I find them on the beach.
Between that, what came with the boat and garage sales, never bought at retail.

Bigger is better. Never got the deflate them idea. If they are deflated, I'm probably not going to use them. Keep the spares tied off on the davits for easy access.

Also have some of the flat foam fenders which are handy for slips where we barely fit as we only need about 4" per side to squeeze them in. They aren't good for tides or locks though as the edges tend to catch rather than slide up and down.
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i have a geenormous taylor made fender i used to use to keep birdee off docks and wharves-- it popped. is a taylor. somehow i need to get it frommexico to usa to replace. i want another. was awesome huge, for megayachts. not patricia damage-- was already popped by a ts 2 yrs ago.\
in the mean time, i still have taylor and polyfoam fenders, but the supply is thinning...tires work. and the popped one, as continue i use it to keep boat off docks--it folds nicely at the right place to continue its original function--
hell louise's helpful hint--- when you use tires for fenders, if you wish to not receive black markings on your hull, add the popped fenders between tire and boat. they still work, just in a different manner.

if using tires or popped fenders, please keep mosquito count down by emptying and treating th estanding water held within them. ditto poppped fenders. yes, skeeters breed inside em. i watched a gekko crawl out of mine, so i washed inside..only one lizzy, welcomed with open arms and returned to boat.
Zee, I just wrote Taylor and explained our situation. They did not want us to mail the faded fenders( they still held air, they were marking up our hull). Taylor requested we cut up the defective fenders. Taylor even asked if we wanted to switch to white, and to a different style. We received the new fenders within a week. Granted Mexico may be out of their shipping range for exchanges, but what about having them ship to one of the Boats from ca that cruise down your way?

We found that west marine is pretty competitive in pricing now, not so a few years ago. I'd definitely see what HopCar has to offer, I've seen some good deals come out of his store.

Anyways, happy new year.
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Re: Fenders

I think all fenders (and net floats used as fenders) are subject to UV damage, and it is when they are older that they leave guck on your topsides.

What I have done to avoid this problem on our aging collection of mixed type fenders is cover the fenders. Over the years, I've used track suit legs (from thrift shops), track suit material purchased from discount sewing stores, and heavy polyester canvas (discount sewing store, too). So far, it is the canvas that has held up best. I would not use Sunbrella again, because of its poor chafe resistance, it did not last well, and usually fenders are stored out of the sun on our boat. If they are to be stored n when not in use, you might want to use some uv treated cloth. What I used was heavier than WeatherMax, designed for outdoor use. Some people even use old T-shirts. If you keep them covered, they hold up much better, and with new fenders, the cover will extend its life. [If your fenders don't match, color-wise, covering them can make them appear all the same.]

Incidentally, acetone will remove the guck from the topsides, and can also clean up the fenders a bit. For little cost, covering the fenders keeps the guck from getting there in the first place.

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PS ....maybe I should start a "save the fenders" foundation, eh?
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Anybody know where I can get the special inflator for plastimo fenders (or how otherwise to inflate them). Adapter is available in England for 2 pound + 52 pound to post to Australia.
Hi, Peter,

Sorry, no. But a couple of ideas: how about a needle valve like for a rugby ball and a hand pump? or, most dinghy pumps come with a variety of adaptors, maybe one of those could be used? [We have a huge collection, from various pumps over the years, but we're no use to you here in Tassie. Ask around with people with larger dinghies.]

Good luck with it. Fifty-two pounds for a 2 pound object is really ridiculous! Maybe they were going to hand deliver it to you! Having stuff from outside Australia shipped to your local post office works best. Maybe some one here on CF can help you with it.

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Zee - just drill a couple of holes in the tires to drain the water.
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Re: Fenders

I use the Taylor Made ball type. And I used them as a commercial fisherman. I never popped one. I usually check Amazon or Ebay, but Discount Marine Supplies has good prices and warehouses across America, so shipping is cheap or free. I buy my West resin there and no one else is even close on price including shipping. The local marine supply stores mostly bend you over and drive you around the dock.
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