Polyform Fenders

Polyform - F Series

Model F-1 F-02 F-2 F-3 F-4 F-5
Size:
(Dia. x length)
15,2 x 61 cm 19,1 x 66 cm 20,8 x 63,5 cm 20,8 x 76,2 cm 21,6 x 102,9 cm 27,9 x 76,2 cm
Eye Diameter 1,8 cm 1,8 cm 2,2 cm 2,2 cm 2,2 cm 2,4 cm
Circumference 47,1 cm 62,8 cm 69,1 cm 69,1 cm 69,1 cm 95,8 cm
Volume [liters] 8,2 l, 11,3 l, 13,2 l, 20,0 l, 34,9 l, 44,9 l,
Pieces Per Carton 10 10 10 10 5 5
Model F-6 F-7 F-8 F-10 F-11 F-13
Size:
(Dia. x length)
27,9 x 106,7 cm 38,1 x 104,1 cm 38,1 x 147,3 cm 45,7 x 127 cm 53,8 x 146,1 cm 73,7 x 194,3 cm
Eye Diameter 2,4 cm 2,4 cm 2,4 cm 2,4 cm 2,7 cm 3,0 cm
Circumference 95,8 cm 119,3 cm 119,3 cm 147,6 cm 188,4 cm 251,2 cm
Volume [liters] 74,8 l, 94,8 l, 149,7 l, 154,2 l, 240,4 l, 598,7 l,
Pieces Per Carton 5 5 4 2 3 2

Polyform - G Series

Model G-1 G-2 G-3 G-4 G-5 G-6
Size:
(Dia. x length)
8,9 x 32,5 cm 11,4 x 39,4 cm 14 x 48,3 cm 16,5 x 55,6 cm 22,4 x 68,1 cm 27,9 x 76,2 cm
Eye Diameter 0,95 cm 1,27 cm 1,27 cm 1,91 cm 1,91 cm 2,22 cm
Pieces Per Carton 12 12 6 6 4 4

Polyform - HTM Series

Model HTM-1 HTM-2 HTM-3 HTM-4
Size:
(Dia. x length)
162 x 39,4 cm 21,6 x 129 cm 26,7 x 68,6 cm 34,3 x 88,4 cm
Tube Diameter 1,59 cm 1,59 cm 1,59 cm 1,59 cm
Circumference 47,7 cm 63,7 cm 79,8 cm 95,8 cm
Buoyancy Ratings 7 kg, 17 kg, 35 kg, 66 kg,
Pieces Per Carton 6 4 4 4

Polyform - NF Series

Model NF-3 NF-4 NF-5
Size:
(Dia. x length)
14,3 x 48,3 cm 16,2 x 54,9 cm 22,5 x 67,9 cm
Eye Diameter 1,27 cm 1,91 cm 1,91 cm
Pieces Per Carton 6 6 4

Polyform - NF Series

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Polyform Buoys

Polyform - A Series

Model A-0 A-1 A-2 A-3 A-4 A-5 A-6 A-7
Size:
(Dia. x length)
20,3 x 29,2 cm 27,9 x 38,1 cm 36,6 x 49,5 cm 43,2 x 58,4 cm 52,1 x 68,6 cm 68,6 x 91,4 cm 86,4 x 111,8 cm 99,1 x 137,2 cm
Eye Diameter 1,6 cm 2,5 cm 2,8 cm 2,8 cm 2,8 cm 3,0 cm 3,8 cm 5,0 cm
Circumference 72,2 cm 91,1 cm 122,5 cm 147,6 cm 172,7 cm 219,8 cm 270,0 cm 329,7 cm
Volume [liters] 5,91 l, 13,2 l, 30,8 l, 54,9 l, 84,8 l, 179,6 l, 359,2 l, 610,1 l,
Pieces Per Carton 20 10 10 10 10 5 3 2

DUAL VALVE SYSTEM FEATURES: A-5, A-6 & A-7

Two valves located on opposite sides of the ropehold in the blue top — the normal Polyform inflation valve and white screw with the words "AIR IN" molded next to it for easy inflation. Additionally, on the other side, there is now a blue valve and white screw with the words "AIR OUT" for easy deflation and storage.

Polyform - LD Series

Model LD-1 LD-2 LD-3 LD-4
Size:
(Dia. x length)
21,9 x 48,3 cm 29,2 x 61 cm 34,3 x 73,7 cm 39,4 x 94 cm
Eye Diameter 2,5 cm 2,5 cm 2,5 cm 2,5 cm
Circumference 69 cm 95,8 cm 113 cm 123,6 cm
Volume [liters] 13,0 l 30,8 l 54,9 l 90 l
Pieces Per Carton 10 10 10 5

PRODUCT INFO

Unique shape and rib design lower drag and allow the buoy to "skip" along the surface upon retrieval.

Polyform - S Series

Model S-1
Size:
(Dia. x length)
15,2 x 38,1 cm
Eye Diameter 1,27cm
Volume [liters] 5,9 l,
Pieces Per Carton 10

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Polyform Mooring

Polyform - CC Series

Model CC-1 CC-2 CC-3 CC-4 CC-5 CC-6
Size:
(Dia. x length)
26,7 x 33 cm 35,6 x 41,9 cm 43,2 x 53,3 cm 50,8 x 64,8 cm 68,6 x 83,3 cm 81,3 x 109,2 cm
Tube Diameter 3,8 cm 5 cm 5 cm 5 cm 7,5 cm 7,5 cm
Circumference 87,9 cm 113 cm 147,6 cm 172,7 cm 219,8 cm 270 cm
Volume [liters] 12,2 l, 24,9 l, 54,9 l, 84,8 l, 169,6 l, 349,3 l,
Schedule 40 PVC Pipe 1,25" ID
1,660" OD
1,5" ID
1,900" OD
1,5" ID
1,900" OD
1,5" ID
1,900" OD
2,5" ID
2,875" OD
2,5" ID
2,875" OD
Pieces Per Carton 10 10 4 5 2 2

CC SERIES MOORING SYSTEM

When using the CC series as a mooring ball, please follow these simple instructions to achieve the maximum use and durability of this product:

  1. The CC series has a flexible center tube. If you use a chain, you must first insert a rigid PVC pipe. (See chart) DO NOT inflate the buoy until you have inserted the pipe.
  2. Lubricate with oil both the tube and the pipe prior to inserting. Make the length of the pipe so that you have 3 inches extending beyond the top and bottom of the buoy.
  3. Run a suitable size pin for your load through the top of the pipe and attach the shackle to the chain at the bottom of the buoy.

Polyform - CM Series

Model CM-2 Red CM-2 RED/SS CM-3 RED CM-3 RED/SS CM-2 WHITE w/STRIPE CM-2 WHITE w/STRIPE/SS CM-3 WHITE w/STRIPE CM-3 WHITE w/STRIPE/SS
Size:
(Dia. x length)
34,3 x 45,7 cm 34,3 x 45,7 cm 43,2 x 55,9 cm 43,2 x 55,9 cm 34,3 x 45,7 cm 34,3 x 45,7 cm 43,2 x 55,9 cm 43,2 x 55,9 cm
Tube Diameter 1,6 cm 1,6 cm 1,6 cm 1,6 cm 1,6 cm 1,6 cm 1,6 cm 1,6 cm
Iron Length w/Shackle 78,7 cm 78,7 cm 88,9 cm 88,9 cm 78,7 cm 78,7 cm 88,9 cm 88,9 cm
Volume [liters] 24,9 l, 24,9 l, 54,9 l, 54,9 l, 24,9 l, 24,9 l, 54,9 l, 54,9 l,
Pieces Per Carton 5 export
(1 domestic)
5 export
(1 domestic)
5 export
(1 domestic)
5 export
(1 domestic)
5 export
(1 domestic)
5 export
(1 domestic)
5 export
(1 domestic)
5 export
(1 domestic)

CM SIZING

To figure out what size buoy you will need, determine the weight of the chain it must support. All chain has a stated weight per foot. Add another 25% to the total weight for safety. Always use chafing gear where mooring lines run through bow chocks or are likely to contact deck hardware. A thimble on the shackled end will prevent chafe at the buoy.

SAFETY

In a hard blow, the holding power of the mooring can be increased by lengthening the mooring pennant. This increases the scope of the mooring providing greater holding power - just be sure to check other boats in the moorage first to ensure you won't foul another moored boat. In adverse conditions, a second mooring pennant can be run to the top eye as a safety in case the primary pennant chafes through or fails. All shackles should be moused to prevent opening. Electricians plastic tie wraps are an excellent means of securing a shackle.

Polyform - Polyguard Dock Moldings

Model PG-1 PG-2 PG-3 PG-4
Size: (Style) 10 in,
Dock Corner
18 in,
Straight
3 x 10 in,
Extrusion
3,25 x 6 in,
Extrusion
Color White White White White
Pieces Per Carton 10 10 10 8

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Inflation Guide

Product Max. Circumference
A-063,8 cm
A-187,7 cm
A-2115,6 cm
A-3135,6 cm
A-4163,5 cm
A-5215,3 cm
A-6271,2 cm
A-7311,0 cm
Product Max. Circumference
CC-183,7 cm
CC-2111,7 cm
CC-3135,6 cm
CC-4159,5 cm
CC-5215,3 cm
CC-6255,2 cm
CM-2107,7 cm
CM-3135,6 cm
Product Max. Circumference
LD-168,6 cm
LD-291,7 cm
LD-3107,7 cm
LD-4123,6 cm
G-343,9 cm
G-451,8 cm
G-570,2 cm
G-687,7 cm
Product Max. Circumference
F-147,9 cm
F-0259,8 cm
F-265,4 cm
F-365,4 cm
F-467,8 cm
F-587,7 cm
F-687,7 cm
F-7119,6 cm
F-8119,6 cm
F-10143,6 cm
F-11169,1 cm
F-13231,3 cm
Product Max. Circumference
HTM-150,2 cm
HTM-267,8 cm
HTM-383,7 cm
HTM-4107,7 cm
NF-344,7 cm
NF-451,0 cm
NF-571,0 cm
S-147,9 cm
WS-163,8 cm

Note: When inflating with an air compressor, set the psi to 2 lbs. pressure at 20 degrees C.

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Polyform Fender Guide

G Series

  • Trailered Boats
  • Permanent Protected Moorings

USAGE

Light to medium duty. Ideal for trailerable boats and boats under 35'. Not recommended for unprotected moorings.

HTM Series

  • Trailered Boats
  • Permanent Protected Moorings
  • Permanent Unprotected Moorings
  • Locks/Concrete

USAGE

Medium to heavy duty. Versatile center rope tube - maximum strength when hung horizontally. Best on boats up to 40'.

F Series

  • Permanent Protected Moorings
  • Permanent Unprotected Moorings
  • Pilings
  • Locks/Concrete

USAGE

Heavy duty. Sizes for boats up to 120'. Best for unprotected moorings with large waves/tidal fluctuations.

A Series

  • Permanent Protected Moorings
  • Permanent Unprotected Moorings
  • Rafting
  • Locks/Concrete

USAGE

Heavy duty. Most stand off for the money. Best rafting fender available. Can serve as mooring/anchor buoy.

LD Series

  • Permanent Protected Moorings
  • Permanent Unprotected Moorings
  • Rafting
  • Locks/Concrete

USAGE

Heavy duty. Same applications as A Series buoy. However, shorter length vs. diameter can replace larger F's.

NF Series

  • Trailered Boats
  • Permanent Protected Moorings

USAGE

Designed for medium-duty use in both permanent protected and unprotected moorings.

S Series

  • Permanent Protected Moorings
  • Permanent Unprotected Moorings

USAGE

Small mooring buoy. AWSA approved boat guide marker. Fender for jet skis and boats up to 20'. Marker for small lobster or crab pots.

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Fender Sizing Guide and Fendering Tips

Boat Size Fender Selection
Up to 10' G-1, A-0
10' to 20' G-2, G-3, S-1, A-0
20' to 30' G-4, G-5, HTM-1, HTM-2, F-1,
F-02, F-2, F-3, A-1
30' to 40' G-6, HTM-3, HTM-4, F-4, F-5,
F-6, A-2, LD-2
40' to 50' HTM-4, F-6, A-3, LD-3
50' to 60' F-7, F-8, A-4
60' to 70' F-8, F-10, F-11, A-5
70' - Up F-11, F-13, A-5, A-6

*The Polyform U.S. Fender Guide is to be used as a general guide. Common sense, as well as an understanding of your boat and mooring conditions, must be considered.The final responsibility has to be taken by the consumer due to the many variables out of Polyform's Control.

Fendering Tips:

Every docking situation is different, and fenders make docking safer but they can't protect your boat in all conditions. However, there are a few things you can do to help get the most protection. Tie fenders to something solid like a stanchion base or deck cleat along the rail and don't tie to lifelines which are not designed to handle the pressure of rough or tidal conditions. Always hang fenders close enough to the surface of the water that they can't be pushed up by the moverment of the boat against the dock, and make sure to tie your fenders in as low as possible this prevents them from swinging in a wide arc and winding up on top of the dock, rather than between your hull and the dock where they belong.

Docking

Use at least three fenders when docking - one at maximum beam, one each at fore and aft.

Rafting

When rafting, the best fendering technique is to have the fenders in place on the boat already moored or at anchor. Group three standard fenders rather close to maximum beam, then position two round A Series or LD Series buoys fore and aft to provide greater protection from boats tossing into each other.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Mooring Tips

When picking up a mooring, always use the top ring to pick the buoy with a boat hook. Then shackle the mooring pennant to the mooring chain shackle, rather than to the buoy itself. This puts all the strain on the anchor chain, rather than the buoy.

What Size Buoy Will I Need?

A buoy's size is determined by the weight of the line or chain it must support. Calculate the weight of your line, plus a 25% safety margin, then consult the buoyancy chart on the individual buoy information page.

Always use chafing gear where mooring lines run through bow chocks or are likely to contact deck hardware. A thimble on the shackled end will prevent chafe at the buoy.

What is the Right Size Fender for My Boat?

To find the right size fender for your boat, review the Fender Sizing Guide. Common sense, as well as an understanding of your boat and mooring conditions, must be considered in selecting the right fender.

Safety

In a hard blow, the holding power of the mooring can be increased by lengthening the mooring pennant. This increases the scope of the mooring, providing greater holding power - just be sure to check other boats in the moorage first to ensure you won't foul another moored boat.

In adverse conditions, a second mooring pennant can be run to the top eye as a safety in case the primary pennant chafes through or fails.

All shackles should be moused to prevent opening. Electrician's plastic tie wraps are an excellent means of securing a shackle.

Inflation

Polyform buoys and fenders can be inflated either with the Polyform hand pump or almost any form of compressed air that will cover the valve. An inflation adapter is available for use with standard compression nozzles or hand pumps.

Polyform products are designed to be inflated to 2.1 lbs/0,15 bar of pressure at 68°F/20°C. When inflating without a pressure gauge, fill the buoy or fender until the walls are fully expanded, but make certain you can depress the walls at least 1/4 inch with light hand pressure. Measure the circumference and compare it with the inflation chart for proper pressure. Over inflation will reduce the performance of the product and may cause premature failure. Over inflation voids the warranty.

Inflation Instructions

1 Several types of air sources may be used to inflate your Polyform products:

  1. Polyform # 30 hand pump
  2. Other hand or foot operated pumps
  3. Air Compressor
  4. Service station air pum

2 Remove white plastic screw from the valve (located near the ropehold).

3 If you are using a gas station or portable air compressor, set your gauge at 2 PSI. Do not go beyond this setting. Insert the inflation adapter in the valve opening and apply the nozzle to the adapter and depress to start the air flowing. If you are using a hand or foot oper- ated pump, insert the infla- tion adapter into the nozzle first. The adapter is threaded for your convenience.

NOTE: If no air can be put into the product, the convenience flap may be stuck. Insert a small blunt rod (Allen wrench, Phillips screwdriver, or stiff wire) into the valve and gently push the convenience flap open.

4 Fill the Polyform fender or buoy until the walls are fully expanded. The best way to check that is to measure the circumference of the particu- lar product and match the chart measurement. You should also be able to easily push with your thumb and depress the wall 1/4 inch.

5 After filling the product to the correct size, remove the pump and replace the screw. Remember that you are screwing a plastic screw into plastic threads. The screw will come to a stop when the screw head is flush with the top of the valve casing. Do not force the screw past this point or damage to the valve will occur.

NOTE: Do not use power drills/drivers to tighten. The torque can easily drive the screw through the valve.

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Videos

Polyform Fender Inflation with a compressor



Polyform Fender Compressor Inflation



Polyform Fender Cleaned soap/water



Polyform Hand Pump #30

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