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Fingers are pier´s ramifications used to mark off the space between the docked ships. On the laterals and extremes they are equiped with rubber accessories which protect the structure and painting of the boats approaching the port.

At the same port there are different spot sizes. Their measures are determined by the distance between two fingers which is also depending on the size and type of boat for what it was the spot built.

This way, the size of each spot will depend on the size of each finger and on the distance between them.

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Finger´s models are differentiated because of its wide and long length, that also will determinate the quantity of floats used to guarantee the balance of the flotation.

Profile types vary according the length of each finger.

standard structure and materials

Fingers are pier´s ramifications and therefore is built with the same materials as piers.

Finger´s chassis is built in one single piece, with marine 6005 A quality aluminum aligned profiles welded with argon gas.

On the lower part, this profiles are equipped with two leadings, an upper one that is used to fit the wooden planks that form the pavement, and a lower one used to put together the floats that will guarantee the balance of the flotation.

Profiles are complemented at the lower part with welded pipes forming transversal and diagonal lines. This pipes are welded and put together on the lateral profile.

Finally, the finger is outlined by riels used for the fixation of the variety of accessories avoiding this way welds or drills.


Fingers can reach a length of approximately six meters long. That measure can be higher or lower depending on each port built, and depending on the size of boats it will receive.


The union of the finger to the pier is done by a "U" shaped profile and supported by elastomer pads in charge of the fixation.

The moorage of the boats is achieved with the cleats, a traction-resistant element built with smelting aluminum. Its casting is conceived to ease the perfect moorage of the ropes.

The cleats are placed on the existing rails of the lateral profile of the finger or pier. This rails are fixated with stainless screws and self-blocking nuts.

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