Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 16-02-2016, 06:53   #1
Writing Full-Time Since 2014
 
thinwater's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Deale, MD
Boat: PDQ Altair, 32/34
Posts: 4,328
Buy a Fender Board?

I know it seems like a dumb question, but a dock mate wants to buy fender boards (no tools at all). I thought sure they would be easy to find, but he's coming up dry.

Surely someone sells then for too much money?
__________________

__________________
Gear Testing--Engineering--Sailing

Writing full-time since 2014.
Bookstore:http://sail-delmarva.blogspot.com/20...ook-store.html
thinwater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-02-2016, 06:56   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,574
Images: 240
Re: Buy a Fender Board?

Build Your Own Fender Boards - Web Only Article

Taylor Made Fender Board Guard
__________________

__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 16-02-2016, 07:08   #3
Writing Full-Time Since 2014
 
thinwater's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Deale, MD
Boat: PDQ Altair, 32/34
Posts: 4,328
Re: Buy a Fender Board?

Thanks, but...

a. Yes, building a board is dead simple.

b. I have no idea what the Taylor Made things are really for. (only work on 2x4, which are too small for many boats)(too small to reach the hulls)

I've seen some pretty varnished teak boards (a complete waste IMHO); I can't believe you can't buy them, considering how much useless frumpery the chancelleries carry.
__________________
Gear Testing--Engineering--Sailing

Writing full-time since 2014.
Bookstore:http://sail-delmarva.blogspot.com/20...ook-store.html
thinwater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-02-2016, 07:10   #4
Registered User
 
Kalinka1's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Toronto
Boat: Heritage 35
Posts: 301
Re: Buy a Fender Board?

OK $100.00/ft plus shipping. 2"x6"x8' but seriously any lumber yard $20.00 maybe.
__________________
Kalinka1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-02-2016, 09:00   #5
Registered User
 
S/V Alchemy's Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Toronto
Boat: Custom 41' Steel Pilothouse Cutter
Posts: 4,574
Re: Buy a Fender Board?

Uh, they are planks with four 3/4" holes at the corners. Nylon bushings if you want to get fancy. By design, they get chewed up. Why buy when you can salvage?
__________________
Can't sleep? Read www.alchemy2009.blogspot.com for fast relief. Can't read? Avoid www.volumesofsalt.blogspot.com, because it's just personal reviews of sea books.
S/V Alchemy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-02-2016, 09:11   #6
Registered User
 
rognvald's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Summer: In the land of Wooly Mammoths
Boat: Pearson 34-II
Posts: 2,252
Images: 2
Re: Buy a Fender Board?

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.
__________________
"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."
Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathrustra
rognvald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-02-2016, 09:36   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Panama City, FL
Boat: 1974 Pearson 39 Yawl
Posts: 29
Re: Buy a Fender Board?

For quite a while I used a 6 foot long 2X4 with some rubber pads on each end. Between the boat and the board, I tied 2 inflatable fenders (being cheap, I bought 6" diameter from boating area of Wally World) near each end. As someone mentioned, I put holes on the end to tie the board to the boat, I centered the board on the piling of our slip and, with the rub rail as a vertical stop, the board would move up and down the piling without rolling or riding up/down. After a year or so, I may wish to renew all pieces, but was quite successful.
__________________
Capt_Flrp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-02-2016, 09:59   #8
Writing Full-Time Since 2014
 
thinwater's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Deale, MD
Boat: PDQ Altair, 32/34
Posts: 4,328
Re: Buy a Fender Board?

Obviously you are ALL CORRECT, which is what makes this so funny!Last summer I helped a poor beginner make one out of something from the trash can, when he found himself pinned against a transient bulkhead taking a pounding. We used a pallet (it was all we could find, and it worked great--hard to store).

Still with all the gold-platers out there, it seems strange. I guess they have a staff carpenter.
__________________
Gear Testing--Engineering--Sailing

Writing full-time since 2014.
Bookstore:http://sail-delmarva.blogspot.com/20...ook-store.html
thinwater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-02-2016, 10:05   #9
Senior Cruiser
 
grantmc's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Wellington, New Zealand 41 degrees south
Boat: Raven 26
Posts: 260
Send a message via Skype™ to grantmc
Re: Buy a Fender Board?

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.
__________________
Grant Mc
The cure for everything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.
grantmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-02-2016, 10:19   #10
Now on the Dark Side: Stink Potter.
 
CSY Man's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Ft. Lauderdale
Boat: 2001 Albin 28TE.
Posts: 3,398
Images: 115
Re: Buy a Fender Board?

I much prefer fender "rollers" big PVC pipes with end-caps and holes drilled through them for the lines.
When the boat rocks and rolls at the dock or Seawall, the fender rollers roll up and down, less friction and easier to store than a board.
__________________
Life is sexually transmitted
www.odincharters.com
www.susanhanssen.com
CSY Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-02-2016, 10:21   #11
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Panama City, FL
Boat: 1974 Pearson 39 Yawl
Posts: 29
Re: Buy a Fender Board?

(By the way, when is the US going to join the 21st century and ditch its antiquated English measurement system? )

Don't you know we are, by a law passed by our congress, going to change to an all metric system in/by, I think it is 1975?
I remember when this was passed and most of us started carrying 2 toolboxes because our cars were half and half.
When coming down the rivers from Michigan to Florida, we met someone that was using a wood with carpet padding furniture dolly tied to the side of their boat, wheels away from the boat, to run up and down the lock walls. If I were to be tied against a wall for any length of time in an area subject to tides, I would do the same. They used a single dolly near the widest part of the beam, and fenders on each end in case the boat pivoted. I might well consider a pair.
__________________
Capt_Flrp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-02-2016, 10:31   #12
Senior Cruiser
 
grantmc's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Wellington, New Zealand 41 degrees south
Boat: Raven 26
Posts: 260
Send a message via Skype™ to grantmc
Re: Buy a Fender Board?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Capt_Flrp View Post
Don't you know we are, by a law passed by our congress, going to change to an all metric system in/by, I think it is 1975?
I remember when this was passed and most of us started carrying 2 toolboxes because our cars were half and half.
I never knew that. Under Gerald Ford?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Capt_Flrp View Post
When coming down the rivers from Michigan to Florida, we met someone that was using a wood with carpet padding furniture dolly tied to the side of their boat, wheels away from the boat, to run up and down the lock walls. If I were to be tied against a wall for any length of time in an area subject to tides, I would do the same. They used a single dolly near the widest part of the beam, and fenders on each end in case the boat pivoted. I might well consider a pair.
That sounds very cool. I also liked the plastic pipe idea earlier in the thread. I have to confess that a flat board doesn't handle wave surges.
__________________
Grant Mc
The cure for everything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.
grantmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-02-2016, 10:53   #13
Senior Cruiser
 
Rockyscience's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: IN./TX.
Boat: Custom Roberts 65' Ketch (Sold it)
Posts: 73
Re: Buy a Fender Board?

Quote:
Originally Posted by grantmc View Post
I never knew that. Under Gerald Ford?

That sounds very cool. I also liked the plastic pipe idea earlier in the thread. I have to confess that a flat board doesn't handle wave surges.
We are getting there Mates- Inch by inch good dolly idea.
__________________
Rockyscience is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-02-2016, 10:57   #14
Registered User
 
J Clark H356's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Grand Rivers, KY
Boat: Hunter 2003 356 - Persistence
Posts: 505
Re: Buy a Fender Board?

Go to Lowes and buy 5 foot long 3 inch PVC, two end caps and some 1/2 inch nylon rope. Glue the end caps on, drill 5/8 inch holes through the PVC and you are done. No problem to store, lightweight, and rolls up and down piles.Simpliest and best solution.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	399
Size:	406.3 KB
ID:	119129  
__________________
J Clark H356 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-02-2016, 11:11   #15
֍֎֍֎֍֎֍֎֍֎

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 13,029
Re: Buy a Fender Board?

Building a fender board:
First, buy a quarter acre property.
Next, obtain one acorn and carefully plant it in the middle of that property.
Feed, water, tend, the growing oak tree. Harvest any deer that approach it.
Once the tree has reached a suitable height and girth, call a sawyer or lumberyard and ask them to harvest the tree and return a fenderboard to you.


See? No tools needed at all, just some twenty years worth of patience.
__________________

__________________
hellosailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fender

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What about when what you need is a vertical fender board? thinwater Anchoring & Mooring 5 08-11-2015 04:20
Fender board fender for a 2X6 board wadanoli Anchoring & Mooring 8 25-10-2015 11:14
Fender boards exranger Construction, Maintenance & Refit 28 08-06-2009 20:23
Fender steps? lancs Seamanship & Boat Handling 9 07-03-2007 12:50



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:54.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.