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    Default Jetty Fenders

    We have an L-shaped jetty and need to fit fenders to the edges for the protection of boat hulls when they are moored there.
    The total jetty edges length needing fenders is 28m.
    Inland, so not salt water.

    Any suggestions?
    Some people use car tyres, others use strips of polyurethane sheets, others rigid plastic fenders (any sense in this?) etc.

    Any suggestions or comments as to what to use?
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    Default Re: Jetty Fenders

    i would mount rigid plastic sheets to the full vertical surface of the edge of the jetty.
    in addition i would also moutn a short +- 100 - 150 mm section to the horizontal piece of the jetty around the edge
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    Default Re: Jetty Fenders

    I have used black thin walled irrigation pipe

    Does not scuff, lasted really well and easy to mount with nails.

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    Use a heavy duty rubber pipe. A small hole for the bolt with washer to hold to jetty and a bigger hole on other side to put bolt and washer through. Water has a tenancy to bash boats against jetty when other boats speed past. That why I say heavy duty pipe about 100mm to 150mm should do best.

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    I have just bought 4 fenders from a Cape Town operation. These were the cheapest I could find by a long shot and they are perfect at R 250ea plus shipping. Nice soft PVC that you can inflate to your desired level. They are shipped uninflated.


    OCEAN FENDER UTILITY U2 – WHITE

    520mm from tip to tip with eyes on both sides and 160mm in diameter (they say 140mm diameter).

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    Default Re: Jetty Fenders

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Leigh View Post
    I have just bought 4 fenders from a Cape Town operation. These were the cheapest I could find by a long shot and they are perfect at R 250ea plus shipping. Nice soft PVC that you can inflate to your desired level. They are shipped uninflated.


    OCEAN FENDER UTILITY U2 – WHITE

    520mm from tip to tip with eyes on both sides and 160mm in diameter (they say 140mm diameter).

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    Good price, seen them going for closer to R1k. I hope they are durable
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris G View Post
    Good price, seen them going for closer to R1k. I hope they are durable
    Very much so, they are heavy which means the PVC wall is thick.

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    Default Re: Jetty Fenders

    I ended up using a dock fender profile from Pro Auto Rubber manufactured from EPDM.
    Will last forever, looks good, quite costly though.
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    Default Re: Jetty Fenders

    This is what we used on our docks when I was working in the Bahamas, it worked really well. I know it's not in SA, but, maybe something similiar can be made or found somewhere in SA.

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