Frequently Asked Questions
What sizes are the bumpers?
4 sizes – 2ft, 4ft, 6ft, 12ft;
18-inch or 24-inch diameter
What colour do they come in?
Black and Grey.
What is the warranty?
What type of rubber thickness and strength?
The bumper material is constructed of .90 mm reinforced PVC, with a scrim factor 26 x 24 material coating with 1000 denier polyester.
Our Bumpers are very strong and can withstand heavy pressure.
Will the bumper slowly deflate?
Like any inflatable, you just need to keep an eye on the inflation, and if you see that it starts to slowly deflate then top it up.
What type of bumpers would you use on bigger boats?
The 6 footers and the 12 footers.
How do I tie them onto my dock or houseboat?
There are 2 D-rings on the bumpers which you can attach ropes or clips to. The D-rings are stainless steel with enhanced webbing connections
How do I clean the bumper?
Lukewarm water and a little bit of dishwashing detergent.
What happens if I get a hole in the bumper?
Each bumper comes with a repair kit, with a piece of rubber and glue.
What pressure should I add to inflate the bumper?
The Big Bumper should be inflated to provide the firmness you desire and can range from medium firm at 1 PSI to extremely firm at 3 PSI. Consideration should be given to the increase in pressure during hot sunny weather but don’t be too concerned about burst-pressures or punctures. These Big Bumpers are designed to absorb substantial pressures from big, heavy boats and constant wave-action.
The diameter of the scrim material surrounding the valve attachment is 1/8 inch larger than any other bumper we evaluated, so the likelihood of a valve blowout is negligible.
How long does it take to blow up the Big Bumpers?
The 12 footer takes 45 seconds to inflate, the 6 footer takes 25 seconds to inflate, the 4 footer takes 15 seconds to inflate and the 2 footer takes 10 seconds to inflate.