ARTICULATED RIB FENDER

Yachting Monthly - - NEW GEAR -

If you’ve ever tried pro­tect­ing your dinghy with tra­di­tional fen­ders, you’ll know it’s a thank­less task as they just get pushed out of the way. Help is at hand from a rather fun­ny­look­ing fender. In­stead of ly­ing flat on the round tube, the articulated fender fol­lows the ra­dius of the tube and hangs ver­ti­cally. Made from a flex­i­ble ro­to­moulded PVC, the fender is flex­i­ble thanks to a cen­tral spin­dle and gaps be­tween seg­ments, so it ar­tic­u­lates rather like ver­te­brae. At just 48cm long and 12cm in di­am­e­ter, its flex­i­bil­ity means it will tuck into most lock­ers. www.plas­timo.com

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