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Old 13-01-2015, 09:45   #76
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Re: How do I quiet a squeaky fender?

Ann...as soon as Fog lifts an tide is out, I'll go measure.

As to winds, we experience constant winds with some varying to 20kts occasions to 40, not a rarity.

Recently we had a Tornado pass very close by, I lost a tree, with their high winds, the tide was flooding against the river current as well. The PVC held up flawless.

My "avatar " photo is my boat at my dock. It is similar to photo in Post 71.
My pilings on the dock side do not protrude out past the walking deck making it necessary to use my boards. I could depend on my "rub rail" but no need to wear it out. The PVC was well worth the expense.

I hope this helps.

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Old 13-01-2015, 10:17   #77
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I had to look up pilings. Individual posts sticking out of the water? So, there is no dock?

What keeps the boat from spinning around the piling?

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There is a dock but the pilings holding the dock are on the outside so your boat rests against one or more (usually) wooden pilings. A vertical fender does no good and one placed horizontally falls out of place when the boat moves. A fender board rides against the piling(s) and fenders placed between it and the boat protect the boat.
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Old 13-01-2015, 10:22   #78
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Re: How do I quiet a squeaky fender?

NOW, I understand. Thank you.

LOL, I don't even know the things I don't know. Fender boards, never imagined.

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Old 13-01-2015, 10:33   #79
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Re: How do I quiet a squeaky fender?

This is a good Thread..... No fussing just sharing good experiences that work for some of us and might offer help for others.....




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Re: How do I quiet a squeaky fender?

I just wanted to say thanks publicly to fjwiley1, and to Gordon May.

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NOW, I understand. Thank you.

LOL, I don't even know the things I don't know. Fender boards, never imagined.

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So that's your problem ! Allow Uncle Donald, who knows about these things, to reveal all.


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Ahhh, Uncle Donald at his finest

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Bobby Wandering you will go far in this sailing world of ours.....

On this Forum few will admit they don't know something,many had rather you think they know everything.......
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Bobby Wandering you will go far in this sailing world of ours.....

On this Forum few will admit they don't know something,many had rather you think they know everything.......
Well, you might be right. I don't know!
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Re: How do I quiet a squeaky fender?

I have so many things to learn. I can barely tack and gybe. I have a beautiful old boat that has been through the eye of a hurricane. She is in a book. That little nugget of info I found out after I bought her. You can see her here http://m.yachtworld.com/mobile/boats...s#.VBr0B7ywJkU

This is nothing like I imagined as I went home to my empty apartment night after night. The first 3 months have been challenging. 2 months ago I knew nothing about boats, other than I lived on one. Today, I know all about the diesel heater and the fuel system that feeds it.

Tomorrow? Who knows. Bring it. I am up for the challenge.

It's far far better than I imagined.

Gotta go for now, gang.

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