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Polyform Norway Fender Inflation Guide

Inflation Guide for Polyform Norway Fenders F1 to F11 and Buoys A1 - A5

To make the operation easier, Jimmy Green advise that you purchase a Polyform fender inflation nozzle adaptor which fits on e.g. a car tyre foot pump.

Polyform fenders can often be inflated without the nozzle although this is not guaranteed.

Suitable hand/foot/stirrup/electric pumps are widely available.

Just ensure that you use a nozzle with a snug fit.

Do not use a Bicycle pump or a football pump needle

How to inflate a buoy or fender

Step 1 - Remove the valve

Use a flat head screw driver to gently unscrew the value screw located at the rope hold end.

Step 2 - Insert a suitable nozzle

Connect a suitable nozzle to the pump and introduce the nozzle end to the valve housing with a snug fit.

Step 3 - Inflate the fender

Hand, Foot or Stirrup Pump
Inflate until the fender takes shape.
NB. you should be able to depress the fender by approximately 12mm. Compressor Maximum 2 bar (30psi) pressure.
Be carful not to over inflate.

Pumps and nozzles that will work with Polyform Norway Fenders

Stirrup pumps with standard three nozzles.

Adaptor works with e.g.standard car pump.

This type of nozzle will fit.
3cm long and 0.4 cm diameter at the smallest end.

Slightly larger sizes are compatible (not supplied).

Pumps and nozzles that will not work with Polyform Norway Fenders

The needle on this pump would not be suitable for inflation.

Football pump needle adaptors are too small.

Air bed electric pump adaptors are too big.

Air filling V-40 valve

Sealed / closed

** The V-40 value is designed for easy inflation and deflation of our largest products, A6, A7 and F13.

This is not a non-return value.**

Valve screw is open and cannot get further out of the valve.

Valve screw is now ready for inflation through center hole.

**To inflate the product, the valve is opened by turning the valve screw anticlockwise 3-4 times. A 17 socket (17mm socket) is the correct tool.**

Inflation of the product through center hole.

Close / seal valve screw after inflation

**Inflate through the center hole of ther valve screw itself and tighten the screw. **

Polyform Norway Fenders

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