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Old 11-08-2014, 19:19   #1
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Fenders-What's New?

We are looking to upgrade or traditional line through fenders this fall before we head to Florida.

The marina we'll be at had concrete docks and pretty good surges. We'll have about a 2 foot space on the port and starboard side but the last thing you want to do is come in hot and not have good protection. The current can run 4-5 knts?!

Are any of the inflatable/deflatable ones any good or would they pop from the rough edge of concrete? Stow away inflatables?





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Old 12-08-2014, 00:31   #2
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Re: Fenders-what's new??

You might want to check out fender boards along with your new fenders.
When we were in Florida and other areas with pilings they worked great. Just google "fender boards" and there are lots of designs that pop up so you can just make your own. I used a nice 2 by 8, and put non marking rubber stoppers (can't remember the proper name but they were for that specific purpose...) on each end of the board so the hull was protected if it moved too far off the fenders. Happy shopping!

http://www.practical-sailor.com/mari...s-10681-1.html



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Re: Fenders-What's New?

http://aeredockingsolutions.net/mage...07856edba9e8b3

These look great.

To earlier post I've got a fender board! Must haves


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Re: Fenders-What's New?

Most reasonably priced fenders are junk, IMHO.
Look at Polyform LD series for a good value and good protection. I paid like 30 bucks each for 3 LD-2s.
https://www.polyformus.com/c-9-ld-series.aspx
Put a board an a pair of LD-2s and you have something or use them naked on concrete.
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Re: Fenders-What's New?

The Aere' inflatable fenders are very well made and you can stow a large one in a small space. If that's the way you decide to go, I'd love the chance to quote you on them.
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