Marine Offshore M Type Rubber Fender
M Type Rubber Fenders are widely used on the bow or stern of boats or on the corners of docks or pontoons. The M shape of this fender provides flexibility and it can therefore easily follow the contour of a bow or stern. This type of fender has a wide and flexible contact surface. The grooves on the top provide extra grip and three flexible legs to ensure good contact and sturdy attachment. M fenders can be mounted on a small radius and they are relatively lighter than W fenders. The three mounting holes in M fenders facilitate easy and accurate installation.
M Type Rubber Fenders are also used for pushing. They provide a large flat contact face for very low hull pressures – useful when working with soft hulled ships such as tankers and bulk carriers. The grooved profile gives extra grip and the M Fender can easily be mounted around on straight sections and fairly small radii at the bow and stern quarters of a tug.
M fenders are produced from an extremely durable type of rubber. Lengths are often no longer than 2000 mm and they are produced by means of compression-moulding. The most common dimensions are kept in stock and can therefore be delivered at short notice. M fenders, W fenders and Keyhole fenders are not interchangeable.
M fenders are relatively easy to install. Mounting often takes place with the help of fixing pins through three standard openings. M fenders are available in various lengths and they can be cut at an angle. If the fenders are longer than one meter an opening for a support strip can be added.
M fenders are used to protect:
• supply boats
• corners of quays
• bridge sections
M Type fenders are installed on to the bow and the aft portions of Ocean going tugs, to product the hull of the vesse, against damages caused during pushing and pulling operations / towage . These fenders are installed in similar manner as those of key Hole Fenders.
W type Fenders are also available.