The farther the boat is from the pier wall, the less risk of scratching the coating or getting a dent. Vessels in unprotected bays, areas with strong ripples or tidal waves will require more protection than a vessel anchored in a calm lake.
The fender hangs from the side of the vessel and thus creates a protective pad that saves from collisions with the walls of the pier and scuffs during and after mooring. When boats are docked side by side, shock absorbers are mounted at the point of contact between two ships to avoid side friction. The device is inflated through a special waterproof valve using a boat, electric, car pump or compressor. Many prefer to buy inflatable removable fenders because:
- they do not require permanent fixation and are highly mobile;
- weigh little and do not take up space when deflated;
- allows you to freely adjust the height of the mount.
Therefore, many people buy pear-shaped fenders even for boards - to provide a longer distance from surfaces made of wood, concrete, metal and guarantee themselves better protection from shock and friction. Spherical dampers withstand such loads due to the design and materials of manufacture - they provide:
- resistance to mechanical stress;
- high resistance to abrasion;
- secure fastening and ergonomic design.
This allows you to quickly install a range of protective buffers around the entire perimeter of the boat or yacht, even during long trips and in difficult mooring conditions.
Pear-shaped fenders allow for greater distance between the hull and other hard surfaces, so it is recommended to have at least a pair for the bow and stern.
The device is inflated first, after which it is attached with a rope or cable by the eye and hangs from the side at the required height. On the boat itself, the end is tied to the brackets installed for this or any fixed structure such as railing. These fenders are often used primarily as reinforced airbags on the bow or stern side of the ship, and the middle part of the side is usually protected by cylindrical fenders.
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