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Old 13-09-2011, 03:01   #1
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I have finally found a prevention rather than cure for chips and scratches to the gelcoat on my bows and at around 30 on EBAY it is as cheap as a gelcoat repair kit.

Its called a "rigid sprung bow protector" rigid being that it is made of highly polished upvc and sprung because it cleverly sits slightly off the bow until something tries to collide with your bows like a mooring shackle, anchor or pontoon etc. It is virtually bullet proof on the outside so it cant puncture like a normal bow fender but where it matters against the hull, it has a dense foam lining.

I leave mine on even while sailing although it doesnt take up any storage space. It is a fraction of the weight (and price) of a decent bow fender and if it means I can be sailing rather than sanding and spraying, it will do for me.
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Old 13-09-2011, 04:35   #2
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I have finally found a prevention rather than cure for chips and scratches to the gelcoat on my bows and at around 30 on EBAY it is as cheap as a gelcoat repair kit.

Its called a "rigid sprung bow protector" rigid being that it is made of highly polished upvc and sprung because it cleverly sits slightly off the bow until something tries to collide with your bows like a mooring shackle, anchor or pontoon etc. It is virtually bullet proof on the outside so it cant puncture like a normal bow fender but where it matters against the hull, it has a dense foam lining.

I leave mine on even while sailing although it doesnt take up any storage space. It is a fraction of the weight (and price) of a decent bow fender and if it means I can be sailing rather than sanding and spraying, it will do for me.
Hello Stuart,

I see you just joined the forum and posted on three different threads about the rigid sprung bow protector. Any chance you are connected with the product?
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Old 13-09-2011, 04:47   #3
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I have finally found a prevention rather than cure for chips and scratches to the gelcoat on my bows and at around 30 on EBAY it is as cheap as a gelcoat repair kit.


More like at around 40, plus P&P.
Too small for my boat, and I cannot see it staying on too well at sea, had a side light lost in heavy seas, so a sheet of pastic with bungy cords is not going to last long.
Not having managed to put in dings in the bow of the boat too date, I'll put the money towards a bottle of malt
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