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Posted by member Michael Williams on Monday 27 August 2018

Many thanks to both Simon& Kenny for their extremely helpful replies and Simon for his contact details in case we need more guidance. It is much appreciated and demonstrates the value of HOC membership.
Apologies for delay in replying, which is due to the sudden illness of an elderly relative.

Thanks again,

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Posted by member Simon Papendick on Thursday 2 August 2018

Hi Michael,
I was a hardy Marine employee from 1983 to 1990, I have fitted and repaired a number of stanchions on the Hardy Marine range of boats and a number of Hardy 25's and never come across the insert on the top rubber fendering being fragile. I have just had to do a repair and refit a number of stanchions just over the past few months and have just picked out the insert with a small screwdriver to remove it from the fender to expose the fixings that hold the fender in position and when I finished the job just re-inserted the strip in the centre of the fender. These boats were from 1983 and 1987 and the inserts were still the original inserts. The only thing you have to do to the fender when doing any repairs to the stanchions is to heat up the rubber fender with a heat gun to be able to move it away from the hull to expose the fixings for the stanchion bases and place a couple of wooden wedges between the fender and the hull to have enough room to get a spanner on the nuts behind the fender. once it is done just warm up the fender and re-fix it with the fixings and new rivets. I hope this helps you. If you need anymore help just call me on my mobile 07585506960.


Simon Papendick
J-Star Marine Services
Former Hardy Marine employee 1983 to 1990

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Posted by member Kenny Clark on Thursday 2 August 2018

* Michael,

Seals Direct have huge selection of rubber, PVC extrusions. Pretty sure they will have fender and insert. I got white insert for rubber window seal. Check out product code PFB 169 fender with fixing strip. This may be what you are looking for.

01425 617722. International +44 1425 617722
Seals + Direct Ltd, Unit 6, Milton Business Centre,Wick Drive,New Milton, Hants. BH25 6RH. UK.

Good luck,


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Posted by member Michael Williams on Wednesday 1 August 2018

We have a 1992 Hardy 25 with stanchions along the sides, which we understand were a factory fitted option. Someone has bent a stanchion. To remove it the boatyard need to remove the silver plastic strip that fits inside the black plastic fender strip fitted to the outside edge of the gunwhale. The boatyard are concerned that due to UV the strip will be fragile and break up and would like me to source a new one.

Anyone know where I can obtain a new length of plastic insert ?

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