the other caveat is that the plastic will scratch too, hence the covers.
My very nicely AwlGrip-painted trimaran
got a rather nasty sore from another trimaran
who insisted on using HIS (uncovered) fenders, not mine, when we had to raft up at a race
. I was livid to say the least. In any case, the other guy's fenders were old or brittle or scratched or had sand embedded, or something
but it rubbed a hole in my paint
damn near to the gelcoat
btw I have these weird things for the trimaran - they're rather like a closed cell foam block, So-Pac I think they're called.
Waitaminit... you people don't think salt cakes on uncovered fenders? I've got a bridge in Brooklyn
to sell to y'all