SATURN inflatable fenders can be stowed almost anywhere - deflated and then rolled up. Inflatable fenders can be inflated in a matter of minutes, and deflated even faster. Standard vinyl fenders are not exactly inflatable fenders, but basically inflated fenders that can't be deflated for portable storage.
Very often heavy vinyl fenders are stored away from a vessel, simply because there is no room on the boat for and extra fenders. SATURN Inflatable Fenders are portable, foldable and really great in their ability to be stored in a small spaces, and quickly inflated whenever they needed.
We offer Extra Heavy-Duty 1.5mm PVC fenders, which is almost twice of thickness of regular PVC. We use only high-quality Korean PVC fabric with polyester support with excellent resistance to tearing, tension and breaking. Our fenders made of 1.5mm PVC is much more heavy-duty then other more expensive fenders found on a market today.
Question: How to inflate fender?
Answer: Each fender come with adaptor that can be connected to manual pump. However, inflating with hand or foot pump is time consuming. Therefore, best way to quickly inflate fender is to connect provided adaptor to hose of some kind of basic electric pump. You can get electric pump for around $20 in any Wal-Mart or K-Mart.
In fact, you don't even need adaptor for that. Just unlock pushpin valve by pressing it down and rotating clockwise. Then hold air outtake of electric pump directly against open valve and pump air. Fender will be filled in a matter of seconds, and then quickly remove outtake of electric pump and lock valve by pressing on pushpin and turning it clockwise until it pop slightly. That will prevent air from escaping. Close valve cover to avoid pushpin damage. Basic electric pump will inflate fender to around 90%, which should be enough in most cases, since you don't really need inflatable fender to be rock hard to protect main ship. To inflate to 100%, or as rigid as rock, you will need to connect provided valve adaptor to manual pump of your choice. Hand and foot pumps are sold in many retail stores starting at $15. Or you can order our pump on-line at http://www.boatstogo.com/handpump.asp
Question: What is the warranty for inflatable fenders?
Answer: Fender seams are covered by our 2 Year Manufacturer Warranty. However, D-Rings are not. They are constructed to support a reasonable weight of up to 100lbs. The fabric used on our D-Rings is composed 2 heavy duty layers of woven PVC and is very difficult to tear. A very strong force will need to be applied in order to cause damage to the fabric incased D-ring.
As the tide recedes, the boat will lower placing its entire weight upon them, in effect tearing the D-Ring fabric - because they are not designed to withstand the weight of the boat itself. This would be considered excessive wear so we ask that you please note placement of the fenders alongside your boat keeping in consideration future tidal changes.
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