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Dock Edge Torpedo Post Bumper

Item # 74860
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Key Features

  • Attractive yet functional rugged cushion

  • Rotomolded, UV-resistant, marine-grade vinyl

  • 18" tall

  • 5" diameter


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dock_edge This large, durable bumper adds an attractive yet functional rugged cushion to the leg pipes of your docking system. Made of rotomolded, UV-resistant marine-grade vinyl for lasting protection against scrapes and dings from protruding bolts. 18" tall. 5" dia. Fits up to 2"-diameter post.
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Dock Edge Torpedo Post Bumper
 
4.6

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (33)
  • Safe (16)
  • Easy to install (15)
  • Reliable (13)
  • Holds boat securely (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Docks (30)
    • Large boats (8)
    • Small boats (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Advanced (15), Casual/ recreational (14), Recreational (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (24)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Torpedo Post Bumper Could Be Improved

    First off I was unable to speak with a company rep (after three attempts) who had actually held one of these bumpers in his/her hands. Info provided turned out to be incorrect. ...Read complete review

    First off I was unable to speak with a company rep (after three attempts) who had actually held one of these bumpers in his/her hands. Info provided turned out to be incorrect. I was able to cut the bumper with a hacksaw and use it. The problem is that none of the marketing photos show the "back" side of the bumper. As is you cannot use this bumper on a dock post where a dock roof is tied in to the post on which the bumper is supposed to go. Suggested Improvements: 1) Make both ends of the bumper the same so that it can snap around the post instead of having to slip on over the top of the post. 2)Put two "grooves" on the bumper, one at each end to accommodate a large "hose-clamp" to secure the bumper to the post. I had to alter the bumper by cutting the one end of the bumper from top to bottom so that I could get the bumper around the dock post without having to remove the steel roof of the dock. It works fine now and both ends affix to the dock post in the same manner. This change will be an easy but significant change to this product. Also, just a question: How can you work for a company as a "product specialist" having never seen or handled the actual product?

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Too small for big pontoon boats

    They are too small for the big tubes of the new pontoon boats. I ended up getting old car tires and putting them on the dock

    They are too small for the big tubes of the new pontoon boats. I ended up getting old car tires and putting them on the dock

    Reviewed by 38 customers

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    5.0

    protects your baot

    By Lady Shrink

    from Canandaigua, NY

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating

      Comments about Dock Edge Torpedo Post Bumper:

      attractive bumper. fists poles on pier.

       
      5.0

      Bumpers that look great

      By John

      from Mancelona Michigan

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Docks

        Comments about Dock Edge Torpedo Post Bumper:

        I used the bumpers on the front end of my dock and they work great. I may add them to the remainder of my dock next year.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        bumpers

        By kevin

        from peoria il.

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Needs To Fit Over 2" Pipe

        Best Uses

        • Docks

        Comments about Dock Edge Torpedo Post Bumper:

        needs to fit over 2" pipe

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Dock Bumpers

        By kk

        from Illinois

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Safe

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Docks

          Comments about Dock Edge Torpedo Post Bumper:

          Great product and they look good too

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          great product

          By Tom

          from Battle Lake, MN

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Docks

            Comments about Dock Edge Torpedo Post Bumper:

            Great product for my use. I use this product to cover the chair base on my dock. This base has a couple of hand screws that protrude out and has the potential of scratching my boat. I just put this post bumper over that chair base and I never have to worry about my boat being scratched. So this product fits my need perfectly.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            • Q:

              What is the height of the recessed section, i.e. what height dock edge will the fender fit over?
              Asked on 7/29/2014 by Dock worker from Gray, ME

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                9.5"

                Answered on 7/29/2014 by Product Expert from Overtons
            • Q:

              how do you inflate them do they come with a pump
              Asked on 6/24/2014 by tom from pittsburgh,pa

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                These come ready to use...no pump needed.

                Answered on 6/26/2014 by Anonymous
            • Q:

              How (specifically) do you install this product (Dock Edge Torpeo Post Bumper)? Do you have to remove the pipe from the dock slide the bumper over the pipe and then "re-attach" the pipe and bumper to the dock? How would you attach this product to the "pipe" when the top of the pipe is part of the structure that holds up a roof that covers the dock? If you are to "slide" the bumper over the pipe, how do you get the "bottom" part of the bumper past the mounting hardware etc. that holds the pipe to the side of the dock? Has ANY
              ONE there actually and personally installed this product on a dock supported by pipes? Is there a "slit" in the back of the bumper (that the photo does not show) that lets you spread it open and sort of snap the bumper around the pipe at the same level as the dock? This product would be perfect if I could figure out how to get it installed. Thanks
              Asked on 6/7/2010 by Anonymous from Des Moines, Iowa

              1 answer

              • A:

                yes, I have personally installed the bumper, and there is a slit that allows the bottom part of the bumper to "snap" into place. It is a great design!

                Answered on 4/22/2012 by Craig from Wisc.
            • Q:

              Can they fit a 2 1/2 inch pipe?
              Asked on 7/21/2009 by JD from Byram, NJ

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                No, this will only fit 2" diameter posts.

                Answered on 12/7/2009 by Justin from Overton's Technician
            • Q:

              Do you have anything that will fit to a 2"x3" aluminum boat lift frame? The dock bumper is nice for a dock,but we need a bumper for the lift frame in rough water situations.
              Asked on 7/18/2009 by Rob from Maine

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                You may want to consider item 37163 as an alternative

                Answered on 7/21/2009 by Ryan from Overtons
            • Q:

              Can these be installed after the dock is in place without removing the dock post?
              Asked on 5/21/2009 by RB from NH

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Yes. The section that wraps the pole below the dock has an opening where it can slide around the pole. The section above the dock is a closed loop.

                Answered on 5/26/2009 by Michael from Overtons
            • Q:

              HOW DO THESE ATTACH TO THE POSTS?
              Asked on 5/16/2009 by JOHN

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Slip the top portion of the Torpedo bumper over the leg pipe and slide it down to the dock surface. Flex the bumper to go over the mounting bracket on the dock face board and spread the lower flange (opened back) to slip over the leg pipe that is below the face board. Inflate as desired.

                Answered on 5/27/2009 by Ryan from Overtons
            • Q:

              How do the bumpers install?
              Asked on 5/12/2009 by William from Ohio

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Slip the top portion of the Torpedo bumper over the leg pipe and slide it down to the dock surface. Flex the bumper to go over the mounting bracket on the dock face board and spread the lower flange (opened back) to slip over the leg pipe that is below the face board. Inflate as desired.

                Answered on 5/27/2009 by Ryan from Overtons
            • Q:

              Can you tell me how this post bumper secures? Does it slide over the post or secure in the back? What size (diameter)post can it accomodate? Thanks!
              Asked on 5/12/2009 by JD

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Slip the top portion of the Torpedo bumper over the leg pipe and slide it down to the dock surface. Flex the bumper to go over the mounting bracket on the dock face board and spread the lower flange (opened back) to slip over the leg pipe that is below the face board. Inflate as desired. This will accommodate a 2" post

                Answered on 5/27/2009 by Ryan from Overtons
            • Q:

              Will these bumpers fit over 4'x4' posts?
              Asked on 5/9/2009 by Pat from Lake Kemp, Seymour, Texas

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Pat - These will not fit over 4X4 posts. They are designed to fit the ~ 2" round leg pipes that are used on docks.

                Answered on 5/12/2009 by merchandiser from Overtons
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