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Old 16-02-2016, 20:07   #31
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Buy a Fender Board?

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Thinwater,

Tell him to buy treated lumber at a proper lumber yard. They will gladly drill two holes for the docklines. As Kalinka said--$20.00 or less. Good luck and safe sailing.

As opposed to an improper one?

On edit: who the heck doesn't have a drill on board?
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Old 16-02-2016, 20:08   #32
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Buy a Fender Board?

I'm selling mine pre-varnished as only a proper boat should have.
$1,200 and I'll pay shipping ......

On edit: holes are extra
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Old 16-02-2016, 20:14   #33
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Re: Buy a Fender Board?

2x10 6' white oak
Stained teak and Varnished
Two rows of stainless 1" 'half moon'
Holes carefully drilled and countersunk on top of each end
Spliced 3/8" line 15'

Work and look great
Have about $300 invested in two of them

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Old 16-02-2016, 20:29   #34
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UH.... You put your fenders between the pvc and your hull.....

Ahh. So obvious on reading this. 🙄


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Old 16-02-2016, 20:39   #35
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Re: Buy a Fender Board?

No tools? Okay...

Clove Hitch works without the need to drill holes, rounded spare or 2X4.
Or perhaps an Anchor Hitch....
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Old 16-02-2016, 20:47   #36
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Re: Buy a Fender Board?

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. So what keeps the pvc from scratching the hull topsides? Also PVC doesn't have much give....
I used fenders between the PVC pipe and the hull: Fender Roller as opposed to Fender Board. The pipe has plenty give, weathered a few hurricanes using those things.
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I am finding it hard to believe your neighbor "has no tools." Even when I was single, I had a drill motor and drill bits, and tools for working on my car! He needs his present fenders, a plank, holes, and old rope! Show him! Please!

It will be a kindness to both him, and me: I'll sleep better!

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Tool use may be unfamiliar to him. It was to me, but it can be learned.
I should introduce you. When he posed the question I think my mouth hung agape for a moment. Honestly, I thought it was a fun (entertaining) question.

But what is so surprising? People buy bridles and plastic gizmos for splicing that are 1/2 the strength of a bowline. I'm not surprised.
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Old 16-02-2016, 21:23   #38
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Lets really think outside the box here. Rather than buying a commercial board, go to Home Depot and for the same amount of money, find a 18volt drill on sale and a 2x6 . You then have your fender board and a drill than you will need again in a week or two.
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Old 16-02-2016, 21:25   #39
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Of course for the price of the premade ones, you could buy a piece of lumber, a cheap drill and go out for a really nice dinner.

Plus you wind up with a drill as a bonus.
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Your just not getting it. For some sailors DIY is foreign language, as unintelligible as Greek. Think "blond."
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Has anyone ever bought a fender board?

What is this metric anyway - some foreign measurement?
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Your just not getting it. For some sailors DIY is foreign language, as unintelligible as Greek. Think "blond."
Hang about a moment... Let me get this straight..... Two chunks of line tied to a 2X4 is a no-can-do scenario? Too difficult as a DIY project? Really? And all the above noted examples for easily drilling a chunk of lumber are beyond capabilities? Good lord......

The mind boggles to imagine the consequences should this boater put to sea and have something break/go wrong with no store-bought spare to hand. And with "no tools" to effect repair.

Out of curiosity, I spent a little time with my friend Google looking to buy fender boards and guess what? RainDog (see his previous post) might very well be the solution. Or maybe just amble into the nearest waterfront tavern and put the job out for bid.

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Has anyone ever bought a fender board?

What is this metric anyway - some foreign measurement?
Something the french came up with. Problem is,they change the terminology & units weekly it seems.
My VPenta takes Deka ltrs of oil-not ltrs mind you.
Wind speed is now meters/sec. Last week it was km/h.
Air pressure was kilopascals-now it's bars.
and so on-ad infinitum...

No-I don't need any lessons in multiplying by 10. Just bugs me that the terms keep changing.Hopefully they will soon run out of famous frenchmen to name these units after.

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Hang about a moment... Let me get this straight..... Two chunks of line tied to a 2X4 is a no-can-do scenario? Too difficult as a DIY project? Really? And all the above noted examples for easily drilling a chunk of lumber are beyond capabilities? Good lord......

The mind boggles to imagine the consequences should this boater put to sea and have something break/go wrong with no store-bought spare to hand. And with "no tools" to effect repair.

Out of curiosity, I spent a little time with my friend Google looking to buy fender boards and guess what? RainDog (see his previous post) might very well be the solution. Or maybe just amble into the nearest waterfront tavern and put the job out for bid.

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Perhaps "put to sea" is what is missing

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Building a fender board is a really simple boat project. And as others have said 200x50x3000+ crappy old softwoord is fine (we use pine here in NZ), with a couple of short bits of old rope. (By the way, when is the US going to join the 21st century and ditch its antiquated English measurement system? )

But they are awesome for nasty wharves covered in shell fish, and any other crud that can stick out from a jetty.

I carry mine on the boat all the time, just tied to the life lines, and use it quite frequently.
(By the way, when is the US going to join the 21st century and ditch its antiquated English measurement system? )

Never!

Because these numbers are meaningless 200x50x3000+

The PVC sounds like a really good option.

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