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Taylor Made Low Freeboard Boat Fender

Item # 34181
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Key Features

  • Protects gunwales, rubrail on low freeboard boats

  • Specially formulated marine-grade vinyl

  • 5" x 14"


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taylor_made Designed to meet the special needs of fishing boats and ski boats, this unique fender is shaped to protect the gunwales and rubrail on low freeboard boats. Made of a specially formulated marine-grade vinyl, this inflatable fender will provide superior protection for years. 5" x 14".
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Taylor Made Low Freeboard Boat Fender
 
4.4

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (24)
  • Safe (11)
  • Easy to install (10)
  • Reliable (10)
  • Holds boat securely (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Docks (10)
    • Personal watercraft (9)
    • Small boats (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (10), Advanced (9), Recreational (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (16)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Works great in front

    I bought these for my ski boat which has the Perko fender clips. My ski boat has a longer than normal gunwall, so the 90 deg curve on the bumper works perfect in protecting...Read complete review

    I bought these for my ski boat which has the Perko fender clips. My ski boat has a longer than normal gunwall, so the 90 deg curve on the bumper works perfect in protecting my boat.

    However my freeboard at the stern of the boat is very low (~5"), so the fender ends up in the water. Because there is so much bumper that hits the water it ends up floating, kicking the bumper out to the side, or even completely dislodging it from my Perko clips, it doesn't protect nearly as well as the front. If they made one a bit shorter I would have rated this the best bumper for my boat.

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    Not as good as they appear to be

    I purchased 8 of these last year for a total cost of around $200 and installed them on the sides of our pontoon boat. I went to air them up this spring, 2 had...Read complete review

    I purchased 8 of these last year for a total cost of around $200 and installed them on the sides of our pontoon boat. I went to air them up this spring, 2 had small holes in them and 1 other had a loose air valve. As a result these 3 would not hold air and function as they should. 3 out of 8 fail in less than a year for [$] a bumper cost is not acceptable and shouldn't have happenned. Keith

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    5.0

    just what I ordered and the service was

    By galaduch

    from montana

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Easy To Use
    • Holds Boat Securely
    • Reliable
    • Safe

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Docks
      • Large Boats

      Comments about Taylor Made Low Freeboard Boat Fender:

      everything was as ordered and delivered as told with the service being great and very helpful so thank you for your time

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Not bad

      By Shannon

      from Indiana

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable
      • Safe

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Docks
        • Small Boats

        Comments about Taylor Made Low Freeboard Boat Fender:

        I have a nice little fishing flat bottom boat. The docks at my current lake sit up high so the edges of my boat fit right under the docks and scratch my paint off. I bought these to throw over the edge of the boat to save my paint and of course use as fenders. So far so good. Does a great job and I am very pleased with them. Only bought one set to "try em out" will be buying another set.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        THis product is great

        By aquaholic

        from pittsburgh pa

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable
        • Safe

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Docks
          • Pontoons
          • Small Boats

          Comments about Taylor Made Low Freeboard Boat Fender:

          Easy to use.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Love them

          By Hockey Brawler

          from Toronto Canada

          About Me Wild

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Well Made

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Trying Something New

            Comments about Taylor Made Low Freeboard Boat Fender:

            These are boat savers for my charger.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Should be mandatory for all bass boats.

            By Mudd

            from Portland, Or

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Small Boats

              Comments about Taylor Made Low Freeboard Boat Fender:

              The low free board style fender does exactly what it was designed to do and that is to protect the gelcoat and rub rail of your expensive bassboat from damage by docks or adjacent boats. Quality is outstanding and price is very reasonable.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              • Q:

                Can these be mounted to my dock so that I do not have to use my other fenders. Thanks
                Asked on 7/6/2009 by Anonymous

                2 answers

                • A:

                  yes, we have EZ-DOCKS and they work great for all boats, have been using them for 6 years

                  Answered on 9/10/2014 by butch from montana
                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  You can, but not sure how well it would work for you. These are designed for use with fender line. I would recommend our dock fenders (item 73613) which are the same price and should work better for what you are trying to do.

                  Answered on 7/10/2009 by Ryan from Overtons
              • Q:

                I have a 21' runabout for which I need fenders and lines. I have seen and used the Taylor Made (or similar design) low freeboard fenders and they seem to work well. These as well as the Dockmate ones get good reveiws. My qeustion regarding all of them is, what is the "inflatable" all about? I have had fenders in the past that were sealed and non-inflatable. Once they are inflated, do they stay inflated? How does one inflate them; using a pump like for bicycle tires and balls?
                THANKS for your help with this. -leo
                Asked on 5/27/2009 by leo from birmingham, al

                2 answers

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  Leo - The fenders have a small inflation valve like any of your sports balls (soccer, football, basketball). You can inflate them with a standard sports needle and any type of pump. The inflation allows you to adjust the amount of cushion the fender provides and adjust the pressure over time. They do stay inflated but like anything that is exposed to varying temperatures the pressure will need to be adjusted periodically.

                  Answered on 5/28/2009 by Michael from Overtons
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Inflate or deflate with a needle as you would a basketball.

                  Answered on 6/9/2009 by too many boats from Canton Ohio
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