Originally Posted by admiralslater
Sorry Kenomac, I should have been more clear. Do the flat fenders have much bounce?
How did you burst the big white ones?
We don't use flat fenders. The first big white ball burst on a very light docking
procedure on impact, the second burst during a harder impact when we had to sail in without an engine
, and now I also remember a third breaking in half with the white ball floating away while docking
quite easily at a fuel dock
when we simply pulled forward a few feet.
I believe now they were simply poor quality to begin with, nothing we did made any of the other fenders burst, just the large white balls. When I return to the boat tomorrow, I'll look for a label on the remaining two.