tugboat fender / bow / block-shaped
Our laminated Mat-Style Fenders are constructed using a 1 1/2" round bar skeletal frame. Nylon reinforced synthetic rubber, sculpted to a specific size, is then installed by hand, one at a time onto the skeletal frame. Hydraulic pressure in excess of ten (10) tons is used to press the treads tight against one another. Ends are then fitted with plate or steel angle. Weldless steel rings are installed among the treads at strategic points throughout the fender, which are then used to secure the fender to the boat hull.