PVC 557 is a flexible PVC U fendering profile designed to fit over a 8mm plain flange to provide protection to boats.
Manufactured in a UV stabilised, phthalate free, and 100% recyclable compound, our products are as kind to the environment as possible whilst delivering excellent in use performance.
Our non-marking PVC material provides the perfect alternative to rubber U fendering which is prone to leaching its colour on both your own boat as well as those around you.
This profile is manufactured in the harder 20 grade material for a secure fit but may need heating prior to fitting.
Flange Thickness: 12.5mm
Material: PVC - UK manufacture
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Product QuestionsQuestion by: Stephen Butler on 4 Jul 2016 08:44:00Thank you for your question.
This product will bend around your boat bow without issue provided there is a radius.
There are 2 schools of thought, start at the stern and stretch it out around the vessel as you go, or start at the bow after finding the centre of the roll and pulling back. Both work well.
Bending can be aided by putting the material in a bucket of hot water.
Allowing the coil to rotate when fitting will ease fitting and prevent the coil from kinking/twisting as you work it through.
Also bear in mind as the product coils it will shrink slightly so allow for this when you cut the ends off. It is worth leaving it 24 hrs to cool before you cut it to length.
For further details please refer to our fitting guides: https://www.wilks.co.uk/marine/fitting-guides.html
The Wilks TeamAnswer by: Wilks Team (Admin) on 5 Jul 2016 09:33:00Question by: Martin on 2 Dec 2017 16:15:00Good afternoon Mr Donaldson,
We are pleased to hear that the sample was the correct fit but unfortunately this profile is only stocked in black.
We have supplied RS Sailing with white profile so it may be worth speaking with them to see if they can assist with your preferred colour: http://www.rssailing.com
The Wilks TeamAnswer by: Wilks Team (Admin) on 4 Dec 2017 13:31:00