Normally used where rigid mounting is desired. Widely used on tugs, and on harbor structures where tidal conditions do not exist and where berthing is at a low angle. Rectangular fenders are also used in combination with wood facings on light concrete structures where load imparted to the dock structure must be kept low.
The rectangular profile is the most rigid of the Longwood rubber fender designs. It may be surface mounted where tidal actions are not a consideration and where berthing angles are low. It may be mounted horizontally or vertically behind timbers to provide extra cushioning where dock loading must be kept low. It can be precurved during extrusion for solid mounting on vessels. This versatility in protecting both structures and vessels is enhanced by a wide range of available sizes.