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Old 03-26-2020, 08:16 AM   #1
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Taylormade Fender Leaking Valve Fix

Taylormade fenders are great and long lasting. Taylormade also offers a very fair warranty program. In the past, I was able to exchange a leaking fender with a new one, on the spot with no receipt, at West Marine. Other brands, maybe not so great.

Recently, we moved the boat to a side tie slip and I noticed a fender loosing air thru the valve. With the corona virus lockdown, I started poking around the internet and found several videos on changing football valves. I never knew how easy it was to replace these valves.

The replacement valves are available on Ebay or Amazon (a dozen replacement valves for less than $10). Easy enough to throw a few in the spares box on the boat.

Hopefully this will help someone save a bumper.



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That should be in a "sticky" somewhere.
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Try spraying some WD 40 into the valve and working the needle in and out
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Try spraying some WD 40 into the valve and working the needle in and out
That process works for a lot of things!
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The proper term is "fender" as to fend off.
Having the spare valves on board and remembering where you put them is an entirely different thing. LOL
The only way keep track of the needle is to have 2 and tape them to the inside, side of a couple drawers.
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The proper term is "fender" as to fend off.
Having the spare valves on board and remembering where you put them is an entirely different thing. LOL
The only way keep track of the needle is to have 2 and tape them to the inside, side of a couple drawers.
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No one specific, just a reminder.
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Taylor has THE BEST warranty on their FENDERS. lol, hope I said that right
Taylor lifetime warranties their fenders, if you have any valve issues just call them and they will mail you a pack of them, no charge. Both times I have done it (mainly cuz I lost the first pack) they were in my mailbox in about 3 days or so... ONLY fenders I will have on my boats now!!!
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That process works for a lot of things!
Really?? you use WD40 instead of KY?
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