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Fenders

Seen in Quintero (north of Valpo).

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A couple of BRT's in the back ground as well.
 

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BRT = "Big Round Things" AKA Heavy or Jumbo lifts.
 

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Hardly a heavy lift. These things come in at about two tonnes a time, including the 'cage', so your average union purchase could lift these with no problems!
 

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It used to amaze me how much weight these yokohama fenders would take. Going alongside with a heavy loaded ship,perhaps a bit faster than I would have liked,they would "Squash" unbelievebly till you were sure they would burst.

The problem then was that the ship would "bounce" off so far that you had to do it all again!!
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That's because the inflation pressure is remarkably low - between 3 and 5 PSI - for the reason you state, to stop them from bursting!
 

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Odd how we read the same word and reach different conclusions… For years I saw the name Yokohama and assumed the fenders were first used in the Japanese port of that name and other ports used them and carried the name on; it was only later that I found they were named after the manufacturer… The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
 

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