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Inflatable Fenders

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by Mike Schloss, Sep 10, 2019 at 6:24 PM.

  1. Mike Schloss

    Mike Schloss New Member

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    I need to buy some inflatable fenders, 40" x 18" been reading all the crap online, anybody have any real experience that will help? Funny is the cheaper ones have better reviews...... TIA
  2. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    I bought 2 of the Taylor 18x42" superyacht fenders about a year ago. In 6 months time, I never once had to add air to them (I deflated them one time to stow them), and we use them 24./7 and boat has been all over the Bahamas. I'm very happy with them and would buy them again. I've had issues with other brands with leaking valves, eye pulling out of fender, etc. These have all welded seams.
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    cleanslate Senior Member

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    Lol, for what it's worth, I've always used Taylor big B fenders with no problem with air loss and easy valve to add air to them. Lol, some info for us small yacht owners.
  4. bayoubud

    bayoubud Senior Member

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    I would not waste money on any lightweight inflatable fenders made like a inflatable boat, seam construction is the problem. Look at Polyform F series or Taylor Tuff End fenders.
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    I'll add that I'm using Megafenders with good success.
  6. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    I've been using this same set as primary fenders for a year now and have never had to add air to them in 6 months. They work great, are much lighter to carry around and the boat travels. We did 4 week or longer trips all over the Bahamas......abacos, harbor island, exumas 3x etc. The taylors have very good construction and welded seams. They replaced 6 smaller fenders.
  7. Mike Schloss

    Mike Schloss New Member

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    Ordered the Taylor's, Thank You!!
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    This thread reminded me that I have 3 TaylorMade fenders that have been sitting outside, in direct afternoon sunlight for the past 6 years. I bought them 10 years ago. They are still inflated!

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