Flexible PVC U fender profile designed to fit over a 9mm riveted 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 is the harder material grade to provide an stronger fit but requires heating prior to fitting. This profile is also available in as PVC 4/5 which is a softer grade of material that is easier to fit and mimics the feel of rubber.
Flange Thickness: 9mm
Material: PVC - UK manufacture
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Product QuestionsQuestion by: John McLeod on 10 May 2021 09:30:00Hi
Thank you for your question.
Our toolroom have found 130mm to be the smallest radius the profile will go around without fixings (please note this does deform slightly but no more than 15mm).
We recommend you warm the profile before bending.
The Wilks Team
Answer by: The Wilks Team (Admin) on 11 May 2021 11:51:00Question by: Nigel on 6 Apr 2017 16:06:00Good afternoon Nigel,
Our Technical profile identification team (Charlotte) has studied the archive photos of Wilson Flyers on Google and she believs that the standard boat is fitted with PVC 4/2.
We would recommend your evaluating a sample prior to ordering to confirm fitting and will send to you in tomorrow's post. Other samples can be requested online or by contacting us directly.
This profile will need to be warmed slightly to get an even bend around the transom. The 9mm is a maximum thickness therefore 6mm will not present be an issue.
The Wilks TeamAnswer by: Wilks Team (Admin) on 10 Apr 2017 16:09:00Question by: Ed on 20 Feb 2016 09:59:00Hi Ed,
Thanks for your question.
" / 2 " after a profile number reflects a harder grade of PVC that is used during manufacture.
" / 5 " instead details a softer grade of PVC.
The softer grade PVC is easier to fit whereas the harder grade PVC will require heating before fitting using for instance a hot air gun or barrel of hot water. Boat builders tend to prefer the harder grade but it comes down to personal preference.
We would be happy to send you samples of each for your evaluation should you wish.
The Wilks TeamAnswer by: Wilks Team (Admin) on 23 Feb 2016 09:09:00Question by: Graham Edwards on 4 Aug 2015 17:07:00Hi Graham,
Our PVC can be joined by either gluing or plastic welding but fitting via traditional methods would still be required.
For glues we advise to consult your chandler or specialist glue manufacturers in order to obtain the correct product that meets your requirements.
For plastic welding we advise to chamfer the outside edge of the 2 ends of the profile that you are joining. This will provide a larger surface area for your PVC weld to work with and achieve a stronger result.
We hope this helps but please do not hesitate to contact us should you require any further information.
All the best,
The Wilks TeamAnswer by: Wilks Team (Admin) on 5 Aug 2015 10:46:00