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Polyform Fenders, Buoys, Fender Covers, and Accessories


Polyform Fenders, Buoys, Fender Covers, and Accessories


FENDER/
USAGE
TRAILERED
BOATS
PERMANENT
PROTECTED
MOORINGS
PERMANENT
UNPROTECTED
MOORINGS
PILINGS
RAFTING
LOCKS/
CONCRETE
Polyform G Series Fender ideal for trailered boats
Polyform G Series Fenders ideal for permanent protected moorings        
Light to medium duty. Ideal for trailerable boats and boats under 35'. Not recommended for unprotected moorings.
Polyform HTM Series fenders ideal for trailered boats Polyform HTM Series fenders ideal for permanent protected moorings Polyform HTM Series fenders ideal for permanent unprotected moorings Polyform HTM Series fenders ideal for pilings   Polyform HTM Series fenders ideal for locks and concrete
Medium to heavy duty. Versatile center rope tube - maximum strength when hung horizontally. Best on boats up to 40'.
  Polyform F Series fenders ideal for permanent protected moorings Polyform F Series fenders ideal for permanent unprotected moorings Polyform F Series fenders ideal for pilings   Polyform F Series fenders ideal for locks and concrete
Heavy duty. Sizes for boats up to 120'. Best for unprotected moorings with large waves/tidal fluctuations.
  Polyform A Series buoys ideal for permanent protected moorings Polyform A Series buoys ideal for permanent unprotected moorings   Polyform A Series buoys ideal for rafting Polyform A Series buoys ideal for locks and concrete
Heavy duty. Most stand off for the money. Best rafting fender available. Can serve as mooring/anchor buoy.
  Polyform LD Series buoys ideal for permanent protected moorings Polyform LD Series buoys ideal for permanent unprotected moorings   Polyform LD Series buoys ideal for rafting Polyform LD Series buoys ideal for locks and concrete
Heavy duty. Same applications as A Series buoy. However, shorter length vs. diameter can replace larger F's.


Polyform Fender Sizing Guide
Boat Size
Fender Selection
Up to 10' G-1, A-0
10' to 20' G-2, G-3, S-1, A-0
20' to 30' G-4, G-5, HTM-1, HTM-2, F-1, F-02, F-2, F-3, A-1
30' to 40' G-6, HTM-3, HTM-4, F-4, F-5, F-6, A-2, LD-2
40' to 50' HTM-4, F-6, A-3, LD-3
50' to 60' F-7, F-8, A-4
60' to 70' F-8, F-10, F-11, A-5
70' - Up F-11, F-13, A-5, A-6
*The Polyform U.S. Fender Guide is to be used as a general guide. Common sense, as well as an understanding of your boat and mooring conditions, must be considered. The final responsibility has to be taken by the consumer due to the many variables out of Polyform's Control.

Fendering Tips

Every docking situation is different, and fenders make docking safer but they can't protect your boat in all conditions. However, there are a few things you can do to help get the most protection . Tie fenders to something solid like a stanchion base or deck cleat along the rail and don't tie to lifelines which are not designed to handle the pressure of rough or tidal conditions. Always hang fenders close enough to the surface of the water that they can't be pushed up by the moverment of the boat against the dock, and make sure to tie your fenders in as low as possible this prevents them from swinging in a wide arc and winding up on top of the dock, rather than between your hull and the dock where they belong.


Polyform Fendering Tips

Docking

Use at least three fenders when docking - one at maximum beam, one each at fore and aft.


Polyform Docking Tips

Rafting

Polyform Rafting TipsWhen rafting, the best fendering technique is to have the fenders in place on the boat already moored or at anchor. Group three standard fenders rather close to maximum beam, then position two round A Series or LD Series buoys fore and aft to provide greater protection from boats tossing into each other.



Understanding the chemistry of plastics is not necessary before using a Polyform product, but it helps to know that the engineers who manufacture Polyform buoys and fenders are totally committed to producing the finest quality products to protect and preserve the investment in your boat.

Polyform is the oldest inflatable buoy and fender manufacturing company in the world, and they invented the product, making the Polyform name the most recognized in the world. The quality of their fenders and buoys is consistent - with less than 0.5% of all of their products failing in the field, and they offer the widest selection of sizes and colors in the marine industry.

 
 
 
 
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