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Old 06-04-2011, 17:48   #16
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Re: Storing Fenders on Board ?

interesting that no one has the rail mounted rack on the foredeck.
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Old 06-04-2011, 18:04   #17
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Re: Storing Fenders on Board ?

If I was headed off shore for more than a few days, always deflated them and carried a bicycle pump to re-inflate. Also lashed a plank 2X8x12 feet aboard in case we had to raft up beside a larger vessel. Keeping your fenders between your hull and the 2X8 gave 100% protection for our hull which came in handy rafting up with steel mexican tuna boats or Mexican Navy vessels. Bicycle pump was one you stood on with your feet and pumped up and down... the little hand pumps were too inefficient. Our power boat had ample storage in lockers forward of the portuguese bridge so no worries... Capt Phil
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Old 06-04-2011, 18:06   #18
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interesting that no one has the rail mounted rack on the foredeck.
... and I don't think I have ever seen any on a sailboat. In addition to possible wave action damage to the lifelines it could also disturb the airflow over the bottom of the sails, but I'm curious what the main reason is. Just doesn't look sailor-ly ?



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Old 06-04-2011, 18:24   #19
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Re: Storing Fenders on Board ?

Same here, nothing hanging off lifelines or railings while at sea.Only thing hanging on the stern rail is the outboard when at anchor, otherwise it goes in the lazarette.
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Re: Storing Fenders on Board ?

Deck-accessed sail locker? Every boat I've ever had featured a big locker I could drop the chute and fenders into... or I wouldn't have bought the boat.

I can't imagine inflating either fenders or a tender... but I see both. If I need to inflate it, I don't need it.

If the weather is fine and the next dock is only a few hours, they might stay inside the lifelines, generally where ever they were deployed.
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Old 09-04-2011, 05:58   #21
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... and I don't think I have ever seen any on a sailboat. In addition to possible wave action damage to the lifelines it could also disturb the airflow over the bottom of the sails, but I'm curious what the main reason is. Just doesn't look sailor-ly ? -Sven
Hmm, time to start a new trend perhaps. Our Genoa is cut high enough to go over the pulpit rail and bar the odd wave rarely do we get waves over the bow, so perhaps the power boaters have it right. Only problem is the spinnaker pole would have to move and that's another problem.

However, with a huge cockpit locker and 4 new slightly shorter fenders this year plus one big boy, they all fit in quite well.

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Hmm, time to start a new trend perhaps. Our Genoa is cut high enough to go over the pulpit rail
Our genoa is too. Looking at your picture I didn't see the fender baskets ? Maybe you were just showing the genoa cut and daring us to be first with baskets on a sailboat ?

One of our four main fenders just cracked so it is time to make some decision but It probably won't be a basket case.

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However, with a huge cockpit locker and 4 new slightly shorter fenders this year plus one big boy, they all fit in quite well.

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You are the lucky one. On the local arena one can also leave some fenders tied to neighbour's boat when going out for a harbour stint.

We used to carry 6 "small" (in fact - regular), 3 big fenders and up to three ball fenders (fisherman's). This complicates the matter - but is practical when you go to a typical place with a rough dock or if you ever go thru locks.

I have also noticed that modern boats have more flat areas while some older ones (ours is a double-ender) have all curves - thus asking for more dense distribution of fenders - 4 a side a minimum in our case ;-(

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