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Old 29-03-2011, 02:35   #1
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Transom protector for catamaran

Greetings from the Sunshine Coast in Australia. I have a 42ft Fountaine Pajot cat that is operated as a bareboat charter and want to protect the transom scoops from careless skippers and unforgiving marina pontoons.
Does anyone know where I can source a robust 'rubberised' fender or rub strip that is flexible enough to wrap around the outer edge of the transom?
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Re: Transom protector for catamaran

The previous owner, builder, of my boat applied some iron wood for the same reason......i2f
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Re: Transom protector for catamaran

The PDQ 32s and PDQ 36s have something like that, as do the PDQ 34 and PDQ 41. There is a PDQ forum. Also the mnft.

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It is a soft rather thick vinyl moulding that wraps around. It's not a fender, but it is rather like a replacable rub rail.
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Old 29-03-2011, 10:53   #4
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Re: Transom protector for catamaran

How about using a dock bumper.
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Or maybe a Plastimo "Bumper" Dock Fender
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Re: Transom protector for catamaran

interesting thread. I've been hit at least 3 times on the transom by people trying to dock and undock behind me. One guy caused over $800 in damage. Glad I was onboard when he did it. I don't know how many times I was hit when I'm not there. A rubber fenderboard hangs there and I've noticed it gets moved alot.
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Re: Transom protector for catamaran

Yes try FRI industries in Maroochydore if they havent got one (some boaties on staff) they should be able to direct you.
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Re: Transom protector for catamaran

Give these guys a look: RubRails.com - Your online source for rub rails, bilge supplies, boat cleaning supplies, and other boating accessories

They've got flexible rubrails in differing thickness's & materials. One of em should suit what you're looking for.

Another alternative are pontoon fenders:

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