Hanging Fenders Are A Thing Of The Past

March 2023 Feature

There's no doubt: deploying, adjusting, retrieving and stowing fenders is a hassle, especially when boating alone or in dim conditions. Savvy waterfront property owners are switching to the Slammer Integrated Dock Fender. The Innovation Award-winning system from Slammer Marine installs directly onto docks and other marine structures, protecting both boats and docks. With no ropes to adjust, it's always in the correct position to make docking a breeze.

Made in the USA, the teardrop-shaped Standard Slammer fender has a lightweight, heavy impact-absorbing, waterproof foam core covered in a removable UV- and abrasion-resistant marine-grade PVC fabric. Each mounts quickly to an HDPE polymer track installed on the dock. Unlike thin, air-filled hanging bumpers that often deflate, the premium Slammer solution is 9-inch high and 6-inch thick, offering both boat and dock maximum protection against unwanted bumps. Its durability has been proven at marinas and fuel docks for nearly 10 years.

Adding to the aesthetics of an outdoor living space, Slammer fenders are available in Marine Blue, Ocean White, Orca Black and Shark Gray. A distinctive color is especially helpful for visitors trying to find a friend's dock, or when matching the surrounding décor. The removable PVC cover and foam insert can be independently replaced after years of hard use.

Slammer fenders are offered in 40-, 80- and 120-inch lengths to match most installation needs; custom sizes are available. The 40-inch long by 3-5/8-inch tall HDPE polymer track sections mount horizontally onto the dock with six stainless steel square-drive screws. Required tools are merely a power drill and level. Fender sections utilize integrated bolt ropes that slide into the track, secured with two stainless steel square-drive stopper screws. This makes removal easy for seasonal storage. See the video below to view the installation: 

The Standard fender package includes a closed-cell foam inner core, PVC cover, track and all marine-grade stainless steel mounting hardware. The 40-inch version costs $230; the 80-inch is $460; and the 120-inch model is $690; shipping is included. The track is warrantied for life and the other components for four years when installed on a private dock. Slammer Marine offers a range of maintenance-free dock protection components and accessories, including low-profile, corner and piling fenders.

Contact Slammer Marine at 800-295-3464 or visit www.slammermarine.com.

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