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WEST MARINEInflatable FenderStep

WEST MARINE

Inflatable FenderStep

Model # 11952132Mfg # 1180

$82.99

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Product Description

Boarding a sailboat from a dinghy or dock can be difficult. Simply tie two lines from the Inflatable FenderStep™ to the bottoms of two stanchions and it is now safe and easy to board your boat. Made from high-quality, marine-grade vinyl, this 16" step is solid and wide enough for everyone. Can be used as a traditional fender or deployed as a step when needed. White only. Please note: a 4” by 3/16” diameter nozzle attachment will be needed for your air compressor to inflate this fender. This generic attachment should be available from any store that carries a wide variety of air compressors. See Dan-Fender website for details. (www.danfender.com)

Specs

Inflatable FenderStep

Color White
Dimensions 16"
Material Marine-Grade Vinyl
Eyelet Triple
Shape Step
Type Inflatable

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West MarineInflatable FenderStep
 
3.5

(based on 8 reviews)

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    (2)

63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Safe (4)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large boats (5)
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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Don't buy

    By EricE

    from Victoria ,BC

    About Me Professional

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Hard To Inflate
    • Poor Design
    • Split After Less Than 1yr
    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

    • Large Boats

    Comments about Inflatable FenderStep:

    At the price one would expect better quality , mine split after less than a year of light service,

    Service and delivery comments:

    Could not return without receipt

     
    4.0

    Fender step

    By Captain Scotty

    from Lake Ozark MO

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Great For Tall Freeboard

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Boats

      Comments about Inflatable FenderStep:

      Pro- great for any yacht with tall freeboard. Lets people board from starboard or port with out having to use stern ladder.
      Con- does not come with lines to attach u must be proficient in knots for safety and looks.

       
      5.0

      Great dual use product, a must have!

      By Neddy

      from Seattle

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Boats

        Comments about Inflatable FenderStep:

        Easy to use and install, great for getting into a boat!

        Service and delivery comments:

        Fast delivery!

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        We had 2 tear within a year...

        By Bill

        from Port Aransas, TX

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Easy To Use
        • Really great design

        Cons

        • Lasts less than a year
        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Inflatable FenderStep:

          This is such a great idea, and works REALLY well. However, we went through 2 of them in less than a year each. Neither one of us is particularly big, and the joint at the black/white border tears with use. We are not the only ones with this problem, 2 other boats that I recommended this product to, have had the same problem. I'd love to have another one, since they work so well. But at this price, lasting 6-12 months just doesn't work for us.

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          how do you fill it?

          By jeffyboy

          from San Francisco

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Reliable
          • Safe

          Cons

          • Need special pump

          Best Uses

          • Large Boats

          Comments about Inflatable FenderStep:

          couldn't get anyone at West Marine to explain how to fill it. from the internet you need to order a special pump they don't sell??!

           
          4.0

          Makes boarding safe and easy.

          By Ray

          from British Virgin Islands

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Safe

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Docks
            • Large Boats
            • Open Water

            Comments about Inflatable FenderStep:

            Great for boarding or leaving the boat at floating docks. Eliminates having to jump 3 feet down to the floating dock.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            PERFECT GUIDE STOP FOR THE BOW

            By SIPANGO CRAN

            from LAKE CONROE, TX.

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Holds Boat Securely
            • NOT JUST A STEP
            • Reliable
            • Safe

            Cons

            • TO NEW

            Best Uses

            • BOW STOP IN THE SLIP
            • Docks

            Comments about Inflatable FenderStep:

            MOUNT AT THE BOW END OF SLIP ADD TWO LINES IN TRIANGLE BACK TO OTHER END

            WHEN I MOTOR IN,THE LINES GUIDE HER IN AND THE STEP-BUMPER STOPS HER

             
            5.0

            Great addition

            By Gary

            from College Station, TX

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Reliable
            • Safe

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Boats

              Comments about Inflatable FenderStep:

              I can't imagine any way to improve this product. It is not surprising that demand is so high.

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