The device has a double eye for horizontal and vertical mounting. The company has manufactured them using high pressure technology for greater reliability and long service life. The body is molded from flexible polyvinyl chloride, which allows the product to withstand:
- high abrasive loads;
- temperature fluctuations;
- direct sunlight;
- continuous use.
Before mooring, shipowners place such devices on one board or around the entire perimeter of the boat to protect the hull from damage, since strong tides or inertia of the course can lead to a collision with a pier or another yacht at the docks. There is also a risk of friction against the walls of the docks after successful mooring.
Therefore, most people buy fender kits to create a series of protective buffers, save their nerves and money for repairs.
The number of dampers varies and depends on the dimensions of the vessel - a standard set for a medium-sized boat is 7-9 pieces. They are recommended to be placed every two or three meters of the hull length and have no less than three on one side.
They are mounted by tying them to the side using ropes or cables. In the case of vertical installation, it is worth doing this with the valve up and so that the lower end of the fender slightly touches the water, but does not float.
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